Monthly Archives: December 2016

Public Speaking: Overcoming Your Fears

By Nate George To many, just thinking about public speaking can send shivers down their spine. Nervousness, anxiety, and downright fear are certainly not foreign concepts to a student with an upcoming speech. We’re here to help, though! With just a few … Continue reading

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Own Your Words: Avoiding Hedging in Academic Writing

By Harris Armstrong Many scholars who produce research refrain from making absolute claims and engage in a practice referred to as “hedging.” So, what is hedging and why should you avoid it? In academic writing, hedging is the use of … Continue reading

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Shakira Was Right: The Importance of Body Language

By Zoey Rosen Communication in the classroom and in the Writing Center is important, and body language is an often overlooked aspect of this communication. How we present ourselves is crucial to successful communication between you, your professors, and your writing consultant. … Continue reading

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Keep Your Brain Intact: Five Ways to Reduce Stress During Finals

By Bailey M. Gamberg It’s December. You’re stressed. You’re freaking out. You’re madly calculating what the absolute minimum grade you have to get on your final is. You’re clutching at your hair in frustration at a table in the KC. … Continue reading

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