Monthly Archives: October 2016

Make Your Paper “Shine”

By Sierra Becze The film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, The Shining, is one of the most famous psychological thrillers of our time. For those who haven’t seen it, the movie is about an author who brings his family into … Continue reading

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Why Should “Good” Be Good Enough?

By Shay Digenan Do you consider yourself a good writer? Go ahead, it’s okay to admit it. I’ve certainly never had a problem saying that I think I am. In fact, during my first two years of college, I thought I … Continue reading

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Gninnalp Sdrawkcab (or Backwards Planning)

By Kylie Lohmeyer We’re about half way through the semester here at UNR, and as much as I’d like to say that I’ve successfully battled back and refused to let school work get the best of me, I can’t. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Acing the Free-Response Exam

By Nate George “Will the test be multiple choice?” you ask the professor, nearly certain of the answer. Clearing his throat, the professor responds, “The exam will have both multiple choice and free-response sections.” A slight chill fills the room … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Strategies: Logos, Ethos, Pathos, Kairos

By Aaron Smale When crafting arguments based on your reasoned opinions, sometimes you’ll hear the terms logos, ethos, pathos, and even kairos from time to time.  Even though these are established components in approaching arguments, they can be hard to … Continue reading

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Using Active Listening to Better Your Writing

By Ash Thoms Have you ever listened to one of your friends ramble on about classes and life and  responded only with the occasional “uh-huh? Yeah. Of course.” They continue to recount the happenings of their lives as you mutter … Continue reading

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Steps for Writing a Successful Slide Show

By Jose Olivares PowerPoints; love them or hate them, sometimes you just can’t get away from them. They’re fantastic at helping convey information to your peers, coworkers, and professors in a creative manner. Here are some tips to consider when … Continue reading

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Positive and Negative Sentence Construction: Is Your Statement Half Full or Not Empty?

By  Jacob Trujillo At first, the choice between making a positive statement or a negative statement seems insignificant. We naturally go back and forth between the two on a daily basis in conversation, and it becomes such second nature that … Continue reading

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Writing Introductions

By Sierra Becze Oh, the introduction of a paper. Much like the first impression someone makes, an introduction can be a deal breaker for whether or not you continue interacting with this individual or reading a paper. Imagine you’re at … Continue reading

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