Applications now open for Elite Editing’s 2015 Thesis Write-up Scholarship

Are you heading into the final stages of your degree? Is writing up just around the corner? Would you benefit from 12 weeks’ funding, to support you while you concentrate on writing up your thesis or dissertation? Applications are currently open for Elite Editing’s Thesis Write Up Scholarship for Master’s and PhD candidates heading into the write up stage of their thesis. To get all the information and apply, visit this page: To get more information and news on this scholarship and future scholarships please sign up using the button below below. Click Here to Sign Up

7 Apps to Help you Write your Thesis

The world of academia can be a little behind the world of technology, but by using just a few of these apps, your thesis can be helped along immeasurably. Don’t install them all at once—it can get a bit overwhelming—but test out a couple and see what sticks. All apps listed are free to use. We’ve created 5 Awesome IFTTT Recipes that you can steal. Just click the button below to Download. The Research Phase Instapaper This tool is great for the research and reading phase of your thesis process, particularly if you’re reading a lot of online sources. You can save web pages to your Instapaper account, where it will be turned into an easy-to-read format that you can …

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8 Productivity Hacks for Writing your Thesis

Often considered the domain of tech entrepreneurs and lifestyle gurus, a few well-chosen productivity ‘hacks’ and habits can really boost your thesis and help you maintain momentum during your PhD. Eat Breakfast What do athletes, entrepreneurs, nutritionists and your mum all agree on? That eating breakfast is the best way to start your day. And they’re right. You might feel like you should roll out of bed and into your desk chair, but you should start off with a big glass of water and a decent breakfast. Your body and mind will be primed for the day. Set the scene A huge part of productivity is your work environment. You might think you don’t have time to declutter your desk, …

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9 Great Places to Work on your Thesis in Sydney

Sometimes you just need to get out of the house and take your laptop somewhere new. A change of scene and pace can be very invigorating: drink a barista-made coffee instead of instant, see some people who aren’t your supervisor, feel part of the hustle and bustle of non-academic life. Sydney doesn’t have too many cafes with fast, free Wi-Fi, but if you need to read or write, there are a few places that can host you. CBD Vivo Voted on Foursquare as Sydney’s best ‘coffice’ (café+office), Vivo on George St actively welcomes laptop workers, so you might find yourself seated between start-up entrepreneurs, city workers and business meetings. Best for: aspiring business people MCA café and sculpture terrace What …

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7 Strategies for Controlling Your Word Count

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads – Dr Seuss After spending hours, days and sometimes years researching an essay, article or thesis, it can be difficult to squeeze all that valuable information into the designated word count. Knowing how to sacrifice words is a common challenge for writers and students, so I’ve compiled some useful strategies to help you keep your word count under control. Note: We’ve created a Free Essay Template which will help you to plan out your essay and control your word count. Opt for shorter sentences or bulleted lists This may seem a little simplistic, but it is actually quite effective. Editors frequently …

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Three embarrassing typos… and what you can learn from them

Typos, spelling mistakes, bad punctuation. Slip-ups happen to the best of us when we’re rushing, tired, under pressure or a bit confused: which is pretty much the description of a stressed out university student writing an essay that’s due soon. At best, they make you look silly and careless. At worst, they can undermine the content of your essay: either by failing to clarify your thoughts or actively giving the opposite meaning. Bonus: We’ve prepared a 10 Point Checklist to use before you submit your essay.  Here are some examples of errors that have unfortunately gone to print, along with a discussion on why the mistake happened and what you can do to avoid similar mishaps in your own writing. Placeholder …

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