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Annotate PRO: Retrospective, Roadmap & August – September 2017 Goals

A key component of modern software development is the retrospective. After every sprint the 'pigs' on the team gather to candidly assess successes and challenges. Typically sprints are two to three weeks in length and a retrospective would be time-boxed to an...
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The Top 3.5 Reasons to Move to Office 2016

We build solutions for Microsoft Office and we have a hard time keeping Microsoft's naming conventions straight. And isn't it weird to use software with a name connected to a YEAR? What happened on January 1 2017 when you fired up Microsoft Word 2016?...
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The Kids Can’t Write? They Write All Day…

Infographics are often quite silly. They try to boil down complex issues into simplistic graphics, with stick figures and stylized pie charts. The good ones, though, unveil some central truth and help us see things more clearly - at least to get us asking deeper...
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Annotate PRO for Word 2016 – automatic comment bubbles!

Every half second counts. While Microsoft Word is a fantastic, classic solution for editing documents, it (perversely) resists speed and efficiency for users when it comes to keyboard shortcuts and speeding repetitive tasks. Sure, you can add commands to the "Quick...
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Annotate PRO: Roadmap and May – July 2017 Goals

Alright! You've found this cool tool, Annotate PRO, and you get what it's trying to accomplish: fast access to a library of comments you can quickly use to provide personalized, detailed feedback. And there's a lot to like. But what about... Can I please SORT my own...
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Professor Heather Baxter presenting at SEALS Annual Conference

We're very excited to announce that Professor Heather Baxter, of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, will present the new Annotate PRO at the SEALS Annual Conference in Boca Raton, FL this August. SEALS is the Southeastern Association of Law...
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A Poster Child for Persuasive Speech: Pharrell Showcasing Rhetoric on The Voice

A recent episode of NBC's The Voice, featuring Pharrell and Xtina battling for a contestant, showcased rhetoric in a compelling and relevant way. After 16-year-old Koryn Hawthorne killed her audition, Pharrell and Xtina went back and forth, trying to win her to their...
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Knowledge workers write more in a day than college students do across an entire term.

  A typical writing class, at the college level, requires a couple of papers ("essays") in an academic term. Maybe 1,500 words each, or a longer 5,000 word "term paper." Maybe 750 (three pages) each in less demanding curricula. Is this wasted effort on the part...
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Learning Disabilities and Library Web Design: Challenges and Opportunities

  Universities today recognize the importance of responding to their students' many different learning styles and aptitudes. So they keep an eye out for research like the survey conducted at a highly competitive public university that  "found significant...
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Can Patrick Swayze Help Students Write More Effectively?

The best way to learn to write more effectively is to write a lot. Read a lot. Think and talk... So anything that gets students doing the above, without huge angst or procrastination, is awesome in our book. So here's an idea: ask students to analyze a Hollywood...
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The Kids Can’t Write? They Write All Day…

Infographics are often quite silly. They try to boil down complex issues into simplistic graphics, with stick figures and stylized pie charts. The good ones, though, unveil some central truth and help us see things more clearly - at least to get us asking deeper...

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