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One Space or Two?

One Space or Two?

After a period (full stop), do you put one space or two spaces? People passionately belong to one camp or the other. And it seems to be somewhat age-related, with older people showing a preference for using two spaces, whereas younger people tend to use one space....

The Benefits of Chocolate

The Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate is the #1 food craved by women across North America. And it’s second only to pizza among men. Some people swear they’re addicted to chocolate. In fact, Americans spend $22 billion per year on chocolate, and Canadians spend about $2 billion annually. North...

Organizing Your References Library

Organizing Your References Library

Last week I explored several citation management systems that store the full citation with abstract and make the job of formatting references within your manuscript much easier. But how do you keep track of all the papers (electronic PDFs) you read for your project,...

Citation Management Systems

Citation Management Systems

How do you input and format the citations when you’re writing up your essay, manuscript, thesis, or other lengthy document? You could easily have at least 40 or 50 references, more if it’s a review paper, and maybe even 150 or 200 or more if it’s a full thesis....

Spelling: American vs British vs Canadian

Spelling: American vs British vs Canadian

Have you ever noticed multiple spellings for some words? These differences are largely due to “American” spelling versus “British” spelling of words. We Canadians generally use a mix of both in our correspondence. Some tend to use American spelling more frequently and...

Conference Networking & Introductions

Conference Networking & Introductions

Today’s blog isn’t about writing manuscripts. Rather, it’s about something just as important – attending conferences to share your research and learn from others. Based on my Twitter feed, many graduate students feel a bit anxious or intimidated about attending their...

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