Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Roadmap to Your Paper: Specificity in Your Thesis Statement

by Stewart Matzek More often than I’d like to admit, I see theses that look something like this: “In society today, a lot has changed.” The student then turns to me and asks if their thesis is okay, and I … Continue reading

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Reading Strategies: 24 Questions to Improve Understanding

By Logan Miller One of the larger impacts on our writing as students is how we go about reading the texts we’re assigned in classes. It is simple to suggest that actually doing our assigned reading is critical; however, effective, … Continue reading

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Prewriting: Planning For a Successful Paper

By Jonathan Vivet What is prewriting? More importantly, why should you spend time on an “extra” step when you could get to the business of actually putting substance down on your paper? Prewriting includes everything a writer does before putting … Continue reading

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This Blog was Written for Science: Formatting Scientific Writing

by Brittney Osborn I often find myself working with students who are frustrated by the formatting of scientific writing assignments. The idea of using past tense and passive voice can be a challenge, as can adhering to CSE or APA … Continue reading

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