Category Archives: General Writing Advice

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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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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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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