Monthly Archives: November 2015

Switching from Scientific Writing to Writing in the Humanities

By: Madison Bosque One of the most difficult things I’ve encountered as a student and writer is transitioning from scientific papers, which make up the majority of my academic writing, to humanities papers, which are sprinkled into my coursework every … Continue reading

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Additional Tools for Overcoming Writer’s Block

By: Greta Ochsner Since most college students will struggle with writer’s block at some point during their university studies, we cooked up more tips for combating it. Common signs of writer’s block include but are not limited to staring at a … Continue reading

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Tools for Overcoming Writer’s Block

By Chelsea Weller The first step to overcoming writers block is admitting that you have writer’s block. Once this has been acknowledged, some students can hunker down and write. Others can’t—this article is for them. That said, reading articles about … Continue reading

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Reading Strategies: Previewing, Annotating, and Note-Taking

By Greta Ochsner If you find yourself struggling to focus on textbooks, then this blog is for you. Although reading a blog about reading strategies might be the last thing you feel like doing, these strategies can help reduce the time … Continue reading

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Defining Signal Phrases with MLA Style

By: Jann Harris Signal phrases introduce materials from sources such as paraphrases, summaries and direct quotations. We use signal phrases to show ideas aren’t our own and instead belong to another scholar. This blog breaks down how to use signal … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Ten Questions for Character Development in Fiction

By Derrian Goebel There are many ways to develop a well-rounded character, but when you think of your character, you should be “seeing” this character as a real person. Think of this new person as a friend, or someone near … Continue reading

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Give Me Creativity or Give Me Death: A Creative Writer’s Journey through His Writing Processes

By Matthew Baker If you’re anything like me, you need ways to bridge the gap between academic and creative writing. Maybe the way to do that is by simply adjusting your writing process based on your objective. But how can … Continue reading

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