Category Archives: Specialized Writing Advice

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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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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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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Using a Style Guide Instead of a Website

By Adriana Santana Picture this. You have one hour before your rhetorical analysis of Machiavelli’s The Prince is due. Your professor asks that you use direct quotations to support your original argument. Just as you’re preparing your reference page, the internet … Continue reading

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How to Choose a UWC Writing Consultant

By Pamela Hong It’s Friday night, so you call your best friend and plan a night out downtown at the Eldorado Casino. You and your best friend spend some time catching up, laughing, and overall having a great night. You’re … Continue reading

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Negotiating Contracts as a Freelancer

By Edwin Tran To many, freelancing is a dream with so many perks and benefits that it is unfathomable to think anything negative about it. Being a freelance writer means setting your own schedules, your own hours, your own pace, … Continue reading

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Finding Your Style: The Reasoning Behind Common Citation Styles

By Ellen Israel Deciding on a citation style can be overwhelming. There are so many to choose from, and to make things worse, each one comes with a complex set of rules and idiosyncrasies. It would be much easier if … Continue reading

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