Monthly Archives: February 2014

Reading Through Different Lenses: Critical Reading

by Brian H. McLelland As one develops advanced critical reading skills over a period of time with practice, critical reading can be a lot more accessible than you might realize. Text analysis shouldn’t cause you to feel perplexed or intimidated. … Continue reading

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Keep It Moving: Transitioning Between Paragraphs

By Matt Bieker When writing your papers, it is important to transition between paragraphs accordingly.  Think of transitions as the tour guides of your paper. They guide your audience from one interesting point to the next, keeping them engaged and … Continue reading

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Organization and Outlining

By Benjamin Loar The concept of organization and outlining seems to be a lost art among early college-level writers.  Good organization practices can be utilized by students in order to avoid the chaotic and sloppy writing that tends to occur … Continue reading

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“I think this maybe could possibly somehow be my point”: The Effect of Floppy Language

By Stewart Matzek What’s an argumentative essay? Sure, it’s a sort of compact portfolio of your ideas, your presentation of some argument on a random topic that, most likely, you don’t feel a particularly strong connection to. However, the fact that … Continue reading

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