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Overcoming a Dreadful Case of Senioritis

By Samantha Kutner Senioritis is that drop in motivation and the tendency to procrastinate and/or entirely miss assignments during your final year or semester as an undergrad. It has ruined many an A student, but it doesn’t have to ruin you! … Continue reading

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Using Effective Language in a Cover Letter and Resume

By Ashley Fluellen Dear Job Seeker, I think it’s safe to say that applying for a new job isn’t always the most fun experience in the world. Possibly the most stressful aspects of the application process come with the resume … Continue reading

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Out of the Sheet Music and Into the Essay: Specific Suggestions for Writing about Music

By Cameo Flores Music is highly subjective to the ear, but it is even more subjective when you write about its nitty-gritty details. This blog contains a few things to keep in mind when you write a paper about music. … Continue reading

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Coffee Makes the Student’s World Go ‘Round

By Elizabeth Kelly As college students, we acquire this impressive ability to accomplish large tasks in very little time and on very little sleep.  Let’s face it—college is all about taking five hours to complete a task that should only … Continue reading

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Navigating the Jungle of Summary and Synthesis

By Madison Bosque In the rough terrain of college, many types of writing can feel like a herd of buffalo stampeding towards you. However, it doesn’t all have to be so scary! Let’s make summary and synthesis part of your survival … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Conference Proposals

By Reece Gibb Writing a conference proposal for the first time can be intimidating—especially if you’ve never been in a conference environment before. So many questions come to mind: how do I choose a topic? What form does a conference … Continue reading

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Constructing a Rogerian Argument

By Chase Fayeghi Picture this: two people, each with opposing views, have been duking it out for some time. The battlefield is littered with logical fallacies, bullets of insults are shot back and forth piercing each opponent, and, in the … Continue reading

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Adaptation within Academia

By Iris Saltus As students (and as individuals in general), we have to be able to adapt. We must be able to change our study habits when we move from high school into college. We must be able to change … Continue reading

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A “Word” on Creating a Table of Contents

By Jacob Trujillo A table of contents establishes a simple way of maneuvering through a document that contains several sets of information. It allows the reader to access specific content areas in a document by setting a list of those specific … Continue reading

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Strategies for Effective Note-Taking

By Zoey Rosen “TAKE NOTES.” These chilling instructions from a professor can take your anxiety levels for a class from zero to off the charts. Taking notes in an important aspect of attending a lecture. The act of writing down … Continue reading

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