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How to Create a Structured Research Paper Outline | Example

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A research paper outline is a useful tool to aid in the writing process, providing a structure to follow with all information to be included in the paper clearly organized. A quality outline can make writing your research paper more efficient by helping to: Organize your thoughts Understand the flow of information and how ideas are related Ensure nothing is forgotten A research paper outline can a...

Why is my quiz score so low?

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The Scribbr language quiz is designed to test the basic language and editing knowledge we expect our incoming editors to possess. It is meant to be difficult, and only a small percentage of applicants achieve a passing score. You can score positive points for correct answers and penalty points for incorrect answers, which can result in low quiz scores. The quiz is a recruiting tool designed by our...

Why do I need a university degree to apply as a Scribbr editor?

[FAQ] https://www.scribbr.com/frequently-asked-questions/why-do-i-need-a-university-degree-to-apply-as-a-scribbr-editor/
Since Scribbr specializes in academic editing for students, we require our editors to be thesis and academic writing experts. Every Scribbr editor has a thorough understanding of academic writing conventions and research concepts used in higher education. Most of the papers we receive are theses and dissertations. We prefer to work with editors who know first-hand how difficult it is to write a th...

What is a DOI? | Finding and Using Digital Object Identifiers

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A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique and never-changing string assigned to online (journal) articles, books, and other works. DOIs make it easier to retrieve works, which is why citation styles, like APA and MLA Style, recommend including them in citations. You may find DOIs formatted in various ways: doi:10.1080/02626667.2018.1560449 https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12487 https://dx.doi.org/1...

Do I get paid for the application assignments?

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... No, the application assignments are without compensation. After you receive a positive evaluation of your application, you will advance to the next step of the application process, the Scribbr Academy. The orders in the Scribbr Academy are compensated. ...

Can I receive a certificate of proofreading?

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... Yes, we can provide a certificate of proofreading. As soon as the editor delivers the edit, you can email us at [email protected] to request a certificate. Please indicate the following in your email: Your order number Your full name The title of your work We will create a PDF certificate and email it to you as soon as possible. ...

How often can I take the quiz?

[FAQ] https://www.scribbr.com/frequently-asked-questions/how-often-can-i-take-the-quiz/
To ensure our application process is fair to all candidates, we only allow applicants to attempt the quiz once. We receive a high volume of applications every day, so we use the language quiz to help us identify the strongest candidates for our team. While this system isn’t perfect, it’s the best way we can manage the application review and make the process fair and transparent for all applicants....

What knowledge do you expect your incoming editors to have?

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Incoming editors should be highly knowledgeable regarding grammar, academic style, and the conventions of both US English and UK English. You’ll need this knowledge to not only edit student papers but also provide individualized feedback for students. We also expect new editors to have read widely in a variety of fields and to feel comfortable editing academic texts in a range of subjects, includi...

What style guide should I use?

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Scribbr is style agnostic. Student papers follow a variety of style guides, and Scribbr editors must be able to adapt their editing style accordingly. We don’t expect applicants to know the ins and outs of Scribbr’s specific style of editing right away. As long as your sample edits are appropriate for an academic context (and consistent, of course), that will suffice. If you do have questions abou...

I failed the quiz or application, but I’d like to develop my skills. What resources do you recommend?

[FAQ] https://www.scribbr.com/frequently-asked-questions/recommended-resources/
Our Academy coaches recommend the online editing certificate offered by Poynter ACES, which focuses on the fundamentals of editing. This course is particularly useful for new editors who want to start an editing career. It offers a language primer focusing on the fundamentals of grammar and composition, as well as courses on how to make writing clean and concise, how to edit for clarity, when vs. ...

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