Category Archives: General Writing Advice

Important Verbs in Assignment Prompts

By Iris Saltus  Have you ever received an assignment that was difficult to understand? If there comes a time when you’re unsure of how to respond to an assignment, take a look at the verbs used in the prompt. The verbs … Continue reading

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Graduate Writing

By Emily K. Tudorache If you’re thinking about going to graduate school, I’m sure you have a list of misgivings as long as the thesis you’d be expected to write. Pursuing a graduate degree can be a challenging endeavor, partly … Continue reading

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Dealing with Appointment Anxiety

By Ellen Israel Writing consultants are confident and all-knowing when it comes to writing, right? Actually, this statement couldn’t be more wrong. Consultants are students too — we have our own insecurities and doubts, especially when it comes to writing. … Continue reading

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Clarity’s Last Stand

By Nate George  Prologue Below we have the dark and twisted tale of the rise and fall of my dear friend Clarity. Please, be aware that this is not a story for the faint of heart. It follows Clarity, an … Continue reading

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How to Tackle the WebCampus Discussion Post

By Pamela Hong If the task of responding to your class discussion post on WebCampus is intimidating to you, you’re reading the right blog post. If the task isn’t intimidating to you, you can still take away a few tips … Continue reading

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Don’t Hate, Imitate

By Nathan Lachner “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Imitatio, deriving from the Greek word “to imitate,” refers to the process of studying and emulating rhetorical features of other authors. Many students developing a foundation in writing feel daunted … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Prepare for Presentations

By Jordan Dynes Gasp! Your professor just assigned you a presentation. For as long as you can remember, the mere thought of having to stand and talk to a group of people makes a shiver run down your spine. However, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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