How to Write a Research Paper on the Holocaust

Tip to write a research paper on the Holocaust

It really isn’t easy reading so much and writing in detail about an event in history that claimed millions of lives and destroyed families by the thousands. The Holocaust remains one of the most studied, most researched, and most tragic events in history that shook the very foundation of humanity. How could one human being do such atrocious things to another? What could have possibly been the level of hatred for one another, back then? We cannot imagine the intensity of that hatred.

We know the Holocaust as the most horrifying and inhuman killing of countless people, Jews, other ‘colored’ people, homosexuals, and the disabled included. It is indeed a task to just read about the innocent lives that were so mercilessly taken by a ruthless dictator, let alone think, research, and write about such a tragic time in history. If you have to do this, we’re here to help. Read on for some tips to write about the Holocaust.

Tips Before Beginning
Before you begin with your research paper on the Holocaust, you need to sit down and think thoroughly and clearly about what you want to do. The Holocaust in itself is a very vast subject, and there’s a chance you may be thinking of writing on a more specialized part of the same. If that is the case, you can pick from many aspects about the Holocaust, as well as choose a unique way to present it.

Your specialized topic could be anything from writing about a particular concentration camp, or the genocide, to the Final Solution, or the atrocities committed at concentration camps, or the revolts against the Nazis, to the methods of mass-killing. These ideas are, of course, not exhaustive.

The way you write your

Common Senior Year Mistakes You Should Avoid

Common senior year mistakes you should avoid

“Your schooling may soon be over, but remember that your education still continues.” – Anon.
As opposed to the general idea, senior year is not all hunky-dory or laid back. In fact, it is anything but laid-back. This is where your management skills are tested. Managing everything during your final year of high school is nothing less than managing life itself. The beginning of a new life (the start of the rest of your life) will take place, the toughest decision (the choice of college) has to be made, the toughest exam (where are you really headed) needs to be given, and the toughest goodbyes (parting ways with your closest friends) have to be said. Doesn’t sound easy or laid-back anymore, does it?

Senior year is challenging; it puts your ability to outshine yourself to the test. It is a bridge which takes you from your present to the start of your future. A single mistake now could affect you for the rest of your life. One wrong step, and you might never be able to achieve your childhood dream of becoming a musician, or a traveler, or a doctor.

But do it right, and you could be at the top your game for the rest of your life. How should you do it right? Where should you not go ‘wrong’? Here’s how: avoid these most common senior year mistakes, and you will be just fine.

Not getting started with the college admission process in time.
You are highly, highly mistaken if you think that you can start applying to colleges and universities once you get done with your senior year. The time to commence ‘contemplating’ about an admission in a reputed college, and start working towards it begins right from

How to Write a Bibliography

Tip to write a bibliography

Research is the first step to writing a book or a research paper or a project. While doing so, we come across innumerable sources from where we can obtain information – the internet, older research papers, books on the subject, written by famous authors, newspapers, etc. Irrespective of whether we have copied the works exactly or merely used them as a guide to understand the concept, it is very essential to mention them in the paper. Firstly, it is important that you give the sources (authors, publications, articles, etc.) their due credit. After all, they have undertaken research at the grass-root level and penned them to help others. Secondly, you need to avoid any charges of plagiarism, as it is a serious offense and may lead you to pay penalties. In this article, you will come across certain rules you need to follow while writing a bibliography.

How to Write a Bibiography?

A bibliography is written in different formats for books and papers. You have to use the right style as per your work.
To begin with, roughly list down all the sources you have referred; I mean, everything – books, journals, papers, internet, etc.
You will need to know the very important terms that will be required – title, date, place, and author of the publication.
You will also need to know the publisher and the copyright date.
A bibliography is always written in the alphabetical order.
For a printed source, you will need to know the publishing company and book volume (number of pages, that is).
For an online source, you will need to know the website URL and the last time you looked at the page.
If possible, you should also know the name of the editor/writer and the

Inspiring Gap Year Ideas for College Students

Ideas to Spend Your Gap Year Before College

Did you know…
… that according to an independent study conducted by Karl Haigler & Rae Nelson, authors of The Gap Year Advantage, students who opt for a gap year overwhelmingly report being satisfied with their jobs.
A gap year is a break from formal education that students generally, choose to take before they start college. Known by other names like year out, time out, time off, etc., it is a concept that is popular among students across the globe. A gap year may not necessarily be a period of twelve months, but can be of a shorter duration too. Students take this opportunity to learn new skills, gain work experience, pursue their passions, or figure out what they want from life.

Provided you use it well, taking a gap year can have its own rewards. To begin with, a gap year can add significant value to your CV, and more and more employers are preferring to hire candidates who have taken a year off. However, in order to make your gap year count, you must plan well in advance. The key is to sit and analyze what all you want to achieve in the said time-frame and then go for it, one thing at a time. We at Buzzle have enlisted here, some cool ideas to make your gap year productive and exciting at the same time.

Convinced that a gap year is all you need right now? The next step is to consider what you’d like to do with it. Here are some gap year ideas that are sure to leave you inspired. We have placed them under four categories: job, traveling, volunteer work, and self-improvement.
Take Up a Job
If you’re looking forward to acquiring skills

4 Ways to Cite a Song

Method to cite a song

The MLA format no longer allows the use of URLs to cite references, since they are not static and often change.
Often, we quote references related to TV shows, which leads to a chuckle among friends. Or we hum a popular song because the lyrics are stuck in our head. We may narrate some jokes as our own among friends. All that is fine. But in the real world, if the rightful owners don’t get a special mention, it might lead to a case of plagiarism or copyright infringement.
Songs are often credited in essays or articles without the singer or songwriter getting their due. A citation includes giving a reference to the singer or songwriter if he/she has written the song. If the songwriter isn’t well-known, it’s best to describe his best works next to his name, to give him credit. Citations end up as a footnote, but it does help a listener if he needs to know the identity of the singer or likes his work.

There are different ways to cite songs, and that’s exactly what we shall talk about in the following sections.
► How to Cite a Song
MLA Format
The MLA (Modern Language Association) style is associated with arts or literature, and has been widely followed by countries like Brazil, India, China, Taiwan, and those from North America.

State the last name of the songwriter/singer, followed by a comma, and then the first name.
State the name of the song, followed by a period inside double quotation marks.
State the name of the performer, if it differs from that of the songwriter.
State the name of the album in italics. Also state the format in which it was recorded, in square brackets.
State the name

What are the Benefits of Going to College?

Benefits of going to college

During school years, one awaits college days and for years after college has ended, one reminisces them. This is precisely what college years are! They are long-awaited and remembered for long. Those are the years which pave one’s career path and shape one’s personality. They are the most colorful years of one’s life. The benefits of attending college are many.
A College Degree
One of the primary benefits of going to college is being able to obtain a college degree. A college degree helps you propel your career in the right direction. It opens doors for good job opportunities. A bright college career can fetch you an excellent job, and it goes without saying that a good job can earn you good money. A college degree goes a long way in building a bright career and gives you excellent job prospects.
Enhancement of Soft Skills
College education helps in building analytical and reasoning skills. College years are filled with academic as well as extracurricular activities. The projects, exams, and the demonstrations that are a part of college curriculum help you build self-confidence and enhance your communication skills. College education plays a vital role in the development of analytical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills. These skills help you throughout life.
Discovery of Hidden Talents
There are clubs in college that give you a chance to take part in various activities like sports, community service, and environmental awareness campaigns, among others. There are clubs dedicated to a particular sport or a hobby like photography, cooking, or pet training to name a few. Being a member of such clubs gives you the opportunity to nurture your hobbies or cultivate new ones. There are events built around acting, music, and other art forms. They serve as the

Why Do Graduates Wear Caps and Gowns?

Reason why caps and gown are worn at graduation

At graduation you get to wear a cap and gown, but it’s a good idea to also wear something underneath it.
― Greg Tamblyn
Graduation is said to mark the end of an era―an era filled with laughter, firm friendships, heartbreaks, sleepless nights, parties, a variety of classes, and immense hard work. The graduation ceremony is one of the most memorable, one of the most special events in a person’s life, and how can it even be imagined without that customary gown and cap that makes one stand out even in a crowd of a hundred people wearing exactly the same thing?
Graduation is said to mark the end of an era―an era filled with laughter, firm friendships, heartbreaks, sleepless nights, parties, a variety of classes, and immense hard work. The graduation ceremony is one of the most memorable, one of the most special events in a person’s life, and how can it even be imagined without that customary gown and cap that makes one stand out even in a crowd of a hundred people wearing exactly the same thing?

For most of us, wearing that graduation cap and gown has been a dream since childhood. Just like we played make-believe weddings and make-believe soldiers, we secretly (or openly) let our imaginations run free and saw ourselves in the hazy, distant future, wearing that beautiful attire that would be a symbol of all the hard work we had undertaken, and all the applause that we deserved for the same. However, not many of us stopped to actually wonder WHY we’re supposed to wear caps and gowns at graduation, it’s just sort of a given, something that is firmly assumed, ’cause in our minds, graduation and the apparel go

Outline for Writing a Case Study

Tip to write a case study

Writing a case study is an art, involving the skill to thread different pieces of information together, so as to form one beautiful and interesting picture. To write an interesting case study, the most crucial factor is the presence of a ‘quandary’. The case to be analyzed should involve a dilemma or problem to be solved by the reader. It should be written in such a way that it provides just enough information regarding the problem, and enables the reader to come up with a probable solution. The information in the case should not provide the answer to the problem, but should make the reader think.

Case Identification
While one is on the lookout for a situation to write a case on, it is best to pick up current events, as they will have something new and interesting for case readers. One should devour newspapers, magazines, etc. for an interesting dilemma worthy of becoming a case study. One can even go through important articles published earlier, which can be found in libraries or on the Internet.
Researching on the Internet is less time-consuming and efficient as compared to the conventional library format. However, not all interesting articles can become cases. Once a situation is found interesting enough, check if there is enough information regarding the subject available on the internet, or else you will hit a dead end in your case. So make sure there is no dearth of information.

Prepare a Trigger
When a particular situation has been narrowed down, one should jot down the aim and objectives of the case. The trigger comprises about 5 to 7 lines of what the case intends to talk about. At this stage, one should also select a title for the case.

The title

Top 10 Engineering Universities in the World

Engineering is one of the most lucrative career options, and it has attracted aspiring young men for a long time. With average salary in the range of $60,000 to $80,000, it promises financial stability and respectable life to aspiring candidates. There are certain universities in the world which are known all-over the world for their excellence and infrastructure. While it may not be possible to mention all these universities in this article, we will take a look at the top 10 universities in the world to study engineering.

World’s Top Engineering Universities

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1861 by William Barton Rogers. Just two days after the MIT’s charter was approved, Civil War began and Rogers had to wait for another four years so that students can enroll in the institution. Today, the MIT campus is spread over 168 acres and draws thousands of applications from all over the world. It has produced 73 Nobel prize winners, out of which nine are members of the current 1,017 strong faculty.

2. Stanford University
Stanford University was founded by Leland Stanford in remembrance of his son who died at a ripe age of sixteen years. Its alumni include the founders of Google and Hewlett-Packard. The School of Engineering was founded in 1925 and today it is home to about 4,000 students and 241 faculty members. The courses of computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are sought-after.

3. University of California, Berkeley
The Berkeley engineering college initially offered mechanics, civil engineering and mining, when it was incorporated in 1868. It has produced several luminaries including Rube Goldberg, the famous cartoonist and Douglas Engelbart who invented the mouse. Today, the Berkeley engineering is one of the best rated schools around the world.

4. Georgia

High School Graduation Party Ideas

High school graduation party idea

One of the most cherished moments of our lives is the day of graduation. It is a defining moment not just for the young graduate but for you as a parent as well, to show how proud you are of him/her. It is indeed the day your child learns to spread his/her wings and aim for the sky.

Besides, it is a perfect occasion to give them a sneak preview as to what awaits them in college. In every essence you will be celebrating their entry into the adult world and not just their passing out of school.

If you go with the words of Mark Twain, it is the time to “Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Here are my top three ideas to make this day special and memorable for the young graduate.

Graduation Party Ideas
Seasons in the Sun
Speaking of seasons in the sun, it is a walk down memory lane. The idea behind this, is to take them down memory lane one last time before they actually spread their wings and get ahead in life. Make it a celebration encompassing all the special moments of their school career. Better put, it would be the final adiós to school life.
The Invite: Blackboard cutouts will make the invitation cards fun. To make it special, you could personally write the words with a wet piece of chalk.

Decoration: Keeping in mind the main idea of the party, you can go ahead and decorate the lawn with things that are used in a school. Use a soft board to display certificates and photographs spanning the entire school life. Use a blackboard at the entrance to guide the guests to the venue. You can also use a blackboard as a message board and keep a box of colored