• Mind mapping and Summarization tool {Academic Writing}

    As promised, today’s tools are something many are familiar with: mind mapping and summarization tool. The easier one is mind mapping tool. So let’s start from that one. However, my apology for the lateness in making this post. There are so many mind map tools out there but I’ll recommend┬áMindmeister. This tool helps to create a graphical view of your research (process). Also, another good thing about the tool is that it’s cloud-based. Which means you can share it with your friends or lecturer. More than one person (student/researcher) can equally work on one presentation simultaneously on the cloud. In addition, your presentation can be animated. Thus making this tool…

  • Indexing {Academic Writing}

    Today, I thought about sharing a more simple tool that helps correct simple English grammar but changed my mind. Let’s discuss more sophisticated tools instead. However, there are tons of tools out there to help out with grammar checks and proofreading such as Grammarly. Grammarly is free but also has the paid versions. I mostly use the free version for my proofreading but if you have the money then you can subscribe to the paid version or simply go further by buying StyleWriter. StyleWriter is more sophisticated and will require some dedicated effort to master. So, back to our today’s tool. Rule (tool) number 2: Go DTSearch Wallahi, you don’t…

  • Rephrasing Sentences {Academic Writing}

    Hopefully pals, the previous tools have helped you in one way or another in making your writing easy and fun. Today’s tool is something some of us are already familiar with but I’m going to share it anyway. ┬áBut before I do, I will like to bring to your attention two little details that we all tend to overlook. It took me two years to discover and two years before benefiting and leveraging on it. First, is the custom email most universities in Estonia provide to all matriculated students. The custom email from the institutions goes this way: Firstname.Familyname@ttu.ee. It is the first custom email your institution provides you to…

  • Citing and Referencing {Academic Writing}

    Today, I will like to suggest one out of the over 50 tools I use for my writing(s). I’ll be sharing about 5 of them in the course of the week. Rule number 1: Go Mendeley! Here is one tool that will save you time. Trust me, it will save you helluva time. You don’t want to write those papers without Mendeley or Endnote. I know I can’t overemphasize this, but remember to go beyond just registering. Explore the website to find the tutorials on how to set it up and get started with your papers. Best of luck with it! imagecredit:┬ásecondarylibrary.cis.edu.hk