The bane of most academic writing is the bibliography. You’re writing a paper, an assignment, a thesis and the tedious typing and retyping of references to articles, books, book chapters, papers, etc., comes back to haunt you!
Most writing software use what are called “Styles,” yet few people know about them or use them. Many who know about styles find them intimidating. They seem to be too complicated and a pain to learn and work with.
I recently taught a course on British Civilization at the Institut Libre Marie Haps in Brussels. I used to write my notes on the history of the UK and decided to write an index of names and another one of important Acts and documents.
I frequently have conversations about which programs I use on a regular basis. Depending on what I am working on, I go back and forth between quite a few tools. I work on a Mac but also have Windows on Bootcamp. Since since I rarely work with windows at home I’ll limit this to Mac […]