What is the difference between an abbreviation and an acronym? Abbreviations are shortened versions of a word, for example, Jan. for January and etc. for etcetera. Acronyms are abbreviations that can be pronounced as words, for example, NASA and OPEC. There are also abbreviations based on initials which are not intended be pronounced as a […]
“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” — Thomas Jefferson “The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.” — Mark […]
Are you in a STEM or business field where writing skills aren’t an obvious requirement? Do you avoid, dislike, or disregard writing? Here are 10 great reasons why you should reconsider and start writing regularly… Organize Your Thoughts Show Your Knowledge Communicate Your Ideas Evaluate Your Progress Record Your Achievements Remember Your Limits Develop Your Resources Build Your Resume […]
Technical, article, and book writing are great strategies for establishing your reputation, building your credentials, and making your voice count. Is your writing up to the task? Check here beginning in January 2015 for your Writing Tip of the Week.
PLAN AHEAD! Start thinking about citations when you start thinking about your paper or report. Make notes on your sources as you do the research to decide on a topic, discover similar studies, or find experts to cite. Know the style for those citations before you make the notes and you’ll save yourself time and energy. Don’t spend hours trying to relocate those inspirational sources in order to successfully cite…