Effective brainstorming is something very near and dear to my heart as I have failed in its execution time and time again. From elementary school up to this day I have struggled with procrastination and poor time management. I have seen the downfalls of poor time management throughout the years and have finally come to […]

Bibliographies made easy: BibTeX and LaTeX

A major annoyance of anyone writing thoroughly researched articles is keeping track of all the citations and managing the bibliography. It can be so bad that people are willing to buy expensive software packages that do it for them. LaTeX (introduced in my other blog) provides a convenient and free solution to this problem through […]

Using LaTeX to create professional reports

The majority of writers outside of academia use a word processor, such as Microsoft Word or OpenOffice, to create their reports. Word processors work fine for most reports however LaTeX (pronounced “Lah-tech”) has many advantages over traditional word processors. LaTeX produces the highest quality typesetting, it is easy to create complex equations and manage citations […]

Exploring Typography

  An Exercise in Aesthetics “The most popular typefaces are the easiest to read; their popularity has made them disappear from conscious cognition. It becomes impossible to tell if they are easy to read because they are commonly used, or if they are commonly used because they are easy to read.”      –Zuzana Licko […]

Brainstorming To Its Limits

Brainstorming is more than just thinking up ideas, but rather the deep thought and evaluation of an idea into a written format. Thinking of brainstorming as a map of thoughts and strategies where effective use of time is employed and time management becomes a focal point in determining the success or failure of the idealized […]