Monthly Archives: March 2016

Crafting Topic Sentences

By Moryah Hennessy After the introduction of the paper, we encounter the dreaded first body paragraph and face the “how do I start” dilemma. You may ask yourself how to begin. Fret not, the topic sentence has come to the rescue. A … Continue reading

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How to Internalize Feedback Without Taking It Personally

By Suraiya Sarwar When I was a younger student, I was always self-conscious about getting feedback on papers that I’d written. Whenever this feedback was loaded with implications that I should fix, or even reconstruct a whole paper, I was often discourage from … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from a Conference with Your Instructor

By Maddie Bosque Talking to instructors can be an intimidating part of academic success. On the one hand, we know that our instructors probably have some great tips and information on how to succeed in class. However, the idea of facing … Continue reading

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Professing to your Professors

By Jerson Valdez Talking to professors we don’t know can be intimidating, even for experienced students, but we all know that in order to do well in a class we should know what a professor wants from us. For this … Continue reading

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Planning Your Next Steps

By Sean Maguire The session is coming to a close. You’ve worked with a consultant for almost an hour on your writing and—to be honest—your brain might be mush at this point, but regardless of how tired you may be, … Continue reading

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Getting the Most out of the Writing Center

By Aaron Smale If you haven’t been to see us in a while, or if this is your first time looking into the Writing Center, you may not see the point of things like agendas and summary reports. You may even see … Continue reading

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