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History for Writers: What No One Told You About

History is often seen as long dates, complicated names, and something used only to remember when you last had a proper birthday party. Almost nobody sees it as the biggest tool for a writer’s success… and the best step to avoiding the Writer’s Ultimate Nightmare.

Did you know that history can be something more? Something you could use to improve your writing?

I’m guessing that you’ve already got this topic you want to write about—and you’ve outlined your work. Now you can’t wait to get it down on paper.

…But you’re scared.

Scared that your writing isn’t good enough to be out in the world, scared that you’ll get lots of backlash. But one fear that totally takes the cake:

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Our Favorite Content of 2020

If you’re like us, maybe you dealt with the never-ending spiral of badness that was 2020 by consuming a ridiculous amount of content … or maybe you just doomscrolled Twitter and binged Netflix. 

We’re not judging! 

As you’ll see, a lot of us didn’t get to do all the reading/listening/watching we thought we would. (Perhaps you find yourself in this vast expanse of people who had lofty plans in early pandemic days that didn’t quite work out how you thought by year-end.)

If you’re looking for recommendations to start 2021 fresh, we’ve got you covered.

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The 6 Best Methods for Taking Notes

Even in the era of information technology with the boom of office computing, manually writing down notes still proves its advantages over other digital methods of note-taking. 

Manual notes help writers get a stronger impression of the material, which helps them remember the information longer. They also force the writer to be active in the process of receiving information, making sure they catch every detail so as to not be confused later on. Plus, pen and paper is more convenient to carry around than a laptop or other piece of hardware. Classic ink on paper is hard to beat!

However, with all the advantages that manually writing down notes has, not everyone knows how to apply manual notes most effectively.

There are a lot of note models out there to suit your style and needs. So much so, it can be hard to pick out which one is best. In this article, I provide an overview of the six best note-taking methods, how to apply them, and when. This guide will be useful to you whether you’re a college student looking to improve your study habits or someone in the workforce wanting to improve the way you take notes. 

Let’s get started!

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7 Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Eyes as a Writer

As a writer, you probably ask yourself all sorts of questions, but now ask this: 

Are you making mistakes that can hurt your eyes while using computers and other digital devices?

Admit it, you spend most of your daily working hours gazing at a desktop or laptop screen, writing and checking your emails at regular intervals. To relax after work, you play games on your computer, tablet, or phone, read books on your e-reader, or watch your favorite movie or television program for hours.

But you know what?

You can hurt your eyes and develop symptoms of digital eye strain when you make certain mistakes while staring at all those devices.

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