Monthly Archives: February 2017

Confusing, Complicated, Curious Words We All Mix-Up Sometimes: Part 3

By Ash Thoms Let’s hope that this blog post lets you use some confusing words correctly. “Let’s” is the contraction, or shortened form, of let us. Let’s go to class; we don’t want to be late (punctuality is cool)! “Lets” … Continue reading

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External Strategies to Improve Writing

By Zoey Rosen Whether you love writing, hate it, or fall somewhere in between, the task of writing can sometimes feel like an insurmountable chore. There have been times where I was so into the paper I was writing that … Continue reading

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Finding Your Style: The Reasoning Behind Common Citation Styles

By Ellen Israel Deciding on a citation style can be overwhelming. There are so many to choose from, and to make things worse, each one comes with a complex set of rules and idiosyncrasies. It would be much easier if … Continue reading

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Within Word Limits

By Bailey M. Gamberg For some writers, a low word count limit means there is less work to complete. For others, this threshold impinges upon their ability to fully answer what a prompt is asking. A barrier like this can … Continue reading

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Why Wikipedia isn’t All Bad

By Shay Digenan It’s probably nothing new to hear that Wikipedia is not the most reliable source on the internet. It’s been pounded into our brains since junior high, and I would venture to say, with the expansion of technology, … Continue reading

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Toul-me About It: Using the Toulmin Method of Logic in Writing

By Emily K. Tudorache Every university student has been told at one time or another that college is about developing new opinions. One way that we as students develop these new opinions is through argumentative writing. Professors are constantly asking … Continue reading

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Confusing, Complicated, Curious Words We All Mix-Up Sometimes: Part 2!

By Ash Thoms I would advise you to heed the advice in this blog post. “Advice” is a noun indicating a recommendation from a person who is usually in a place of authority. For example, you gave me some great advice … Continue reading

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Self-Awareness: Tips for Being an Observant Self-Editor

By Justin Patrick It’s 11 p.m., and you have a seven-page paper due at midnight. You have been hurriedly writing for the past several hours, kicking yourself for not getting started on it sooner. With the midnight deadline quickly approaching, … Continue reading

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Citing Sources with the MLA Update

By Erin Goldin In early 2016, the Modern Language Association (MLA) updated their guidelines for documenting sources. Though they made small changes in a handful of places, the biggest difference is in how we write citations for the Works Cited … Continue reading

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Confusing, Complicated, Curious Words We All Mix-Up Sometimes

By Ash Thoms Your brain is probably wondering why you’re reading this blog post. Your and you’re are two words that are commonly confused in written form. When we use “your,” we’re talking about possession, as in it belongs to … Continue reading

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