Category Archives: General Writing Advice

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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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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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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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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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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Avoiding the Use of the First and Second Person in Academic Writing

By Dawson Drake In academic writing, writers are often asked to step out of their comfort zone and take on new forms of writing. Many fields require writers to avoid the use of first person pronouns (I, we, me, and … Continue reading

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Moving Away from the Five Paragraph Formula through Expansion

By Scout Garrison If you went to high school, chances are you’ve written five paragraph essays, especially if you participated in any sort of AP course. Many of us simply adopted this format of writing for convenience. If we followed … Continue reading

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