Learn Academic Vocabulary for IELTS Quickly with Anki Flashcards

What is Anki? Anki is an enhanced digital flashcards program or app for PC, Mac, Android, and iOS. Anki is based on so-called ‘spaced repetition’ which is an ingenious method of employing an algorithm to move new words from short-time to long-time memory. How does Anki work? Imagine that you have a database of IELTS or academic words. Read more about Learn Academic Vocabulary for IELTS Quickly with Anki Flashcards[…]

Simplify Academic Writing with WordWeb Dictionary & Thesaurus

I still remember the time when I had to consult every unknown word with my print Collins dictionary. Frankly, I don’t miss it at all. It was just time-consuming. Nowadays, I look up novel words with WordWeb which is a dictionary and thesaurus in one package. It is joy to use. If you’re an international student writing Read more about Simplify Academic Writing with WordWeb Dictionary & Thesaurus[…]

Using Collocations to Improve Your IELTS Score or academic writing

According to Wikipedia ‘a collocation is a sequence of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance’. For instance a noun ‘research’ is likely to be used or collocated with words such as ‘ground-breaking, pioneering or collaborative’. How are we supposed to know whether two words collocate or not? If Read more about Using Collocations to Improve Your IELTS Score or academic writing[…]

​Why You Should Use Software Tools for your Thesis or Dissertation?

  Writing a PhD thesis or Masters Dissertation is hard. It involves reading hundreds of books and research papers and taking thousands of notes. Imagine you have just found an important journal article for your project. ​Even before you start to read it, you will need to give it a consistent and descriptive name. ​Then you Read more about ​Why You Should Use Software Tools for your Thesis or Dissertation?[…]

​Write a Thesis OR Dissertation faster with  Scrivener

Scrivener is a document-writing and knowledge management software that helps to write, manage and structure long and complicated documents. The tool was created for book writers, novelist and scriptwriters to help them tame chaos and information overload.  Unsurprisingly, Scrivener was quickly discovered and adopted by PhD students and academics who also have to deal with the Read more about ​Write a Thesis OR Dissertation faster with  Scrivener[…]

Should you use MS Word for a thesis, dissertation or assignment?

  You might have written your assignments or an undergraduate project in MS Word, Google Documents or OpenOffice and you cannot see the point of learning another piece of software. Although I believe Citavi/Zotero/Scrivener can dramatically accelerate students’ academic writing, these tools might not be for everybody. At the end of the day, everybody thinks, writes Read more about Should you use MS Word for a thesis, dissertation or assignment?[…]

Citavi – (Arguably) the Best Tool for Thesis or Dissertation Writing  (if you are a PC user)

Citavi is one of the best tools for writing a thesis or dissertation. It simply makes writing your thesis a by-product of your reading. It cannot get simpler than that! Few people in the UK/Ireland heard of it, however the software is not the new kid on the block. It was created 21 years ago Read more about Citavi – (Arguably) the Best Tool for Thesis or Dissertation Writing  (if you are a PC user)[…]

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