As a student at City College in San Francisco over the summer, I used Buzzword to complete my class essays. I have to confess that it’s a given that I would, since I’m also Community Manager for Acrobat.com. As many of us students will be returning to class in the coming weeks, I want to encourage you all to give Buzzword a try. What I found is that Buzzword so easy to use and elegant, it quite literally makes working on assignments more fun.
For instance, when approaching a topic, I have a jumbled buzz of ideas in my head that I want to capture, and translating the thoughts into a coherent report is easier with Buzzword. Buzzword’s comment feature allows me to jump to the side of the current sentence to add a note to myself – a nice place holder to remind me to look up a fact or research an example – without interrupting the flow of the writing. Here’s a screenshot of what I mean:
After reading the rough draft, the comment feature also comes in handy for additional thoughts such as what I need to add, where it’s best to add it, what I should consider deleting, and what I need to think about some more before committing it in my report. It’s a much quicker – and also more tree friendly – process vs. printing out a copy and then hand writing comments.