Tuesday’s Tip: Zotero

Today’s tip comes from the eLearning librarian at ZSR Library, Kyle Denlinger. When I think back on all the research papers I wrote when I was in college, I’m struck by the countless hours I must have spent organizing, formatting, and proofreading my citations and bibliographies. Those were the dark ages. You see, back then, […]

New Tools, New Possibilities (with 100% more Spider-Man references!)

On Tuesday, we considered the ways that technology can be a distraction during the writing process. Of course, this isn’t always the case. In fact, there are so many ways in which technology has made writing, or at least some aspects of it, much easier than it was in the past.  Just ask anyone who ever […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

technophile, n“a person who likes or readily adopts technology.” “As he was a real technophile, Bobby always had the latest gadgets the instant they came out.” “techno-, comb. form.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2014. Web. 9 April 2014.  

Tuesday’s Tip: Avoiding Techno Distraction

We’ve all been there. Putting off an assignment, thinking we have all the time in the world. And then when we finally sit down to write a paper, obviously at the last minute, we can’t get away from all the techno distractions! From Facebook and youtube, Twitter to Instagram, distractions are everywhere. So what’s a […]

Writing in the Future

We recently ran across an essay by Tom Chatfield called “I type, therefore I am.” Chatfield kicks things off by asking the question, “More human beings can write and type their every thought than ever before. Something to celebrate or deplore?” That got us thinking. It seems like everyone has a blog these days, and […]