18 common myths about essay writing

Myths about essay writing abound. Some are valid; many are false. Some are universal in application; others apply to specific disciplines or classes of students. Below, I list 18 myths with suggested grounds for their dismissal. Can you think of others? Is there something here that you don't consider to be a myth? Let me …

Should I use Google Scholar?

Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com.au/) is a simple free search engine that limits its searches to scholarly literature from academic publishers and research institutions. It excludes material from other corporations, non-scholarly organisations, and individuals. Google Scholar searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources--not only articles, theses, books, abstracts, and "grey literature," but also material from academic …

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