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Four Things People Won’t Tell You About Writing a Personal Statement

By Emily K. Tudorache Recently, I applied for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, a process which—although generally quite daunting—worsened when the time came to write my personal statement. Never in my three years of college has a writing assignment posed … Continue reading

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Overcoming Procrastination: “Due Tomorrow” Shouldn’t Mean “Do Tomorrow”

By Elizabeth Kelly Every semester starts the same way: we buy new notebooks and colored pens with hopes of staying on top of class assignments and study groups. Unfortunately, this motivation only lasts a few weeks before disaster strikes, and … Continue reading

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How to Crack Down on That Paper You’ve Been Avoiding

By Kudzai Chifamba “Where do I even begin?” This seems to be the universal question we ask ourselves when faced with the challenge of starting that paper. You know which paper I’m talking about: the one you vaguely remember seeing … Continue reading

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Putting Perfection Aside: Tips for Breaking Your Writer’s Block

By Conrad Chow I’m staring at a blank word document. Thirty minutes have passed—only a title and two sentences have made it to the page. The document is now staring at me, waiting. Have you ever found yourself struggling to … Continue reading

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Snow Write and the Seven Steps for Successful Writing Center Sessions: Part Three

By Logan Brown, Shyene Joubert, Kylie Lohmeyer, Christina Roberts, Lindsey Howell, Iris Saltus, and Izzy Comin Step Five: Gearing Toward Your Writing Goals  Just as Happy’s brother, Grumpy, exited the University Writing Center, Snow Write came to greet them in … Continue reading

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Snow Write and the Seven Tips for Successful Writing Center Sessions: Part Two

By Logan Brown, Shyene Joubert, Kylie Lohmeyer, Christina Roberts, Lindsey Howell, Iris Saltus, and Izzy Comin Step Three: Sleeping In and Saving Face in the Wake of Late Appointments A blaring whistle startled Sleepy, who was in the midst of … Continue reading

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Snow Write and the Seven Steps for Successful Writing Center Sessions

By Logan Brown, Shyene Joubert, Kylie Lohmeyer, Christina Roberts, Lindsey Howell, Iris Saltus, and Izzy Comin Step One: Choosing the Fairest Consultant of Them All Once upon a time, a writing consultant named Snow Write was waiting for her brew … Continue reading

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The Oxford Comma Serial Killer: Part Three

By Trent Unruh, Edwin Tran, Kaitie Christensen, Ana Santana, and Melissa Waters The Finale: Crime Scenes, Criminals and Cops The detectives and police squad gathered around the office pin board. Photos of crime scenes and copies of notes were connected … Continue reading

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The Oxford Comma Serial Killer: Part Two

By Trent Unruh, Edwin Tran, Kaitie Christensen, Rendle Williams, Ana Santana, and Melissa Waters Chapter 2: The Cliché of Crime Investigation  HQ made mention of a murder. It was related to some ongoing case about this “Oxford Comma Serial Killer.” … Continue reading

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The Oxford Comma Serial Killer

By Trent Unruh, Edwin Tran, Kaitie Christensen, Rendle Williams, Ana Santana, and Melissa Waters Prologue: Frustration, Agony and Utter Confusion I am the Oxford Comma Serial Killer because I thought Serial Comma Serial Killer was too confusing. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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