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The Hemingway App: An Essential Guide for Better Writing

The Hemingway App: An Essential Guide for Better Writing

Image Source: Pixabay StudySoup, a research group, conducted a survey that studied the writing skills of college students across 20 different universities. The survey suggested that more than half of these students were writing below a 12th grade level. Researchers believe that these lower writing skills have a strong correlation between the increase of engagementRead more about The Hemingway App: An Essential Guide for Better Writing[…]

Five Useful Mobile Apps for College Students

Five Useful Mobile Apps for College Students

Image Source: Pixabay Popular web-based mobile apps such as Facebook and Twitter offer desireable services that support real-time updates, social interaction and instant messaging at the convenience of a mobile device. Over time, these apps gain a title that is not only prominent as a useful networking system; but moreover, as an opportunity for professional development. Read more about Five Useful Mobile Apps for College Students[…]

What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses

What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses

A new mobile app is sweeping college campuses but not for good reasons. The app is known as Yik Yak, an anonymous virtual bulletin board which gives you the ability to post your thoughts for others to read.  But postings from college students aren’t what you’d expect. Postings range from inappropriate comments regarding sex, racism,Read more about What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses[…]