The University of South Carolina has its Editorial Style Guide available online for all the academic documents that are presented to and from the University.Though the style guide is meant for all the University’s academic community there are several interesting points that you can pickup that will improve your writing.
The contents that i found interesting:
- Names and Titles
- Bibliography and Footnotes
- Speling and usage
I just noticed yesterday that Endnote has come up with a new version Endnote 10, which seems to have some interesting features added to its arsenal.I haven’t tried it out yet, but from what’s on the Website i am really looking forward to the PDF organising ability.Its been a long time since i’ve been looking for a good PDF file organiser and integrating that into a reference manager is very thoughtful.Here’s what’s new from Endnote X
Organize your PDF files with EndNote libraries
EndNote X introduces a new way to manage your PDF files. Now you can drag and drop a PDF file onto an EndNote record saving many steps and creating a link automatically. The PDF files are stored along with the EndNote references. And when you need to move your EndNote library between computers, the new compressed library option creates a single-file backup for easy transport.
View more—or less—detail as desired
EndNote X expands your library view with up to eight fields enabling you to sort columns quickly. A new icon identifies references containing links to PDF and other files. The reference edit window now includes a show/hide empty fields option to reduce scrolling for reference detail.
Other new features:
Reference type lists are now alphabetized for locating easily
Four new reference types—Grant, Ancient Text, Dictionary, and Encyclopedia
The “Electronic Source” references type is renamed to “Web Page.”
New—compressed library option creates a single-file backup for moving EndNote libraries between computers
Store up to 45 links per reference in the “Link to PDF” field
Convert existing PDF links to the new EndNote-relative link in one step
Use the PDF icon in the EndNote toolbar to open the first linked file in the highlighted reference
“Change Text” and “Change Fields” include a new option for tab and carriage returns used in phrases
Search fields and words using “begins with” and “ends with”—replaces “Use Full Text Index” of previous versions
“RTF Document Scan” is renamed to “Format Paper”
Search and collect references in new ways
EndNote X offers new search options including “begins with” and “ends with” for field and word searching. With continued suggestions from users, EndNote X includes new and updated files for searching online resources, importing references, and formatting bibliographies. You’ll find 800+ connections to online sources, 540+ import filters and over 2,300 publishing styles!
Here’s a tour of the new features in Endnote
Latest from Google Labs is Google Trends and Google Notebook.The notebook from google is a pretty interesting tool.What is it for..well..
- Clip useful information.
You can add clippings of text, images and links from web pages to your Google Notebook without ever leaving your browser window.
- Organize your notes.
You can create multiple notebooks, divide them into sections, and drag-and-drop your notes to stay organized.
- Get access from anywhere.
You can access your Google Notebooks from any computer by using your Google Accounts login.
- Publish your notebook.
You can share your Google Notebook with the world by making it public.
Ya its pretty simple and definitely useful.If google can just move this a little bit ahead then probably it could give Onenote a close competition.Besides its a Web 2.0 product giving access to your notes from anywhere…!Check out the overview of Google notebook and it wont be long before you get hooked on.
So probably you haven't come across any post (atleast as far as i can remember) on improving your writing skill on EA.Well here you go.Expressing oneself clearly is always advantageous, well if you can make that attractive as well you can really kill your competition.So here a few sites that can help you improve your writing skills.These sites are tailored for students..so get going.Once again from Lifehack..guess i should add it to my blogroll.