Category Archives: Specialized Writing Advice

Within Word Limits

By Bailey M. Gamberg For some writers, a low word count limit means there is less work to complete. For others, this threshold impinges upon their ability to fully answer what a prompt is asking. A barrier like this can … Continue reading

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Toul-me About It: Using the Toulmin Method of Logic in Writing

By Emily K. Tudorache Every university student has been told at one time or another that college is about developing new opinions. One way that we as students develop these new opinions is through argumentative writing. Professors are constantly asking … Continue reading

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Confusing, Complicated, Curious Words We All Mix-Up Sometimes: Part 2!

By Ash Thoms I would advise you to heed the advice in this blog post. “Advice” is a noun indicating a recommendation from a person who is usually in a place of authority. For example, you gave me some great advice … Continue reading

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Self-Awareness: Tips for Being an Observant Self-Editor

By Justin Patrick It’s 11 p.m., and you have a seven-page paper due at midnight. You have been hurriedly writing for the past several hours, kicking yourself for not getting started on it sooner. With the midnight deadline quickly approaching, … Continue reading

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Citing Sources with the MLA Update

By Erin Goldin In early 2016, the Modern Language Association (MLA) updated their guidelines for documenting sources. Though they made small changes in a handful of places, the biggest difference is in how we write citations for the Works Cited … Continue reading

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Reading Strategies for the GRE

By Pamela Hong Remember taking the SATs and/or ACTs before applying to college for your undergraduate degree? Did you stress profusely for a few weeks, and then felt utterly hopeless once you got a subpar score back after trying your … Continue reading

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Looking Past the First 10 Results: Tips for Filtering Sources Effectively

By Isabella Comin You have an assignments that requires you to use 8-10 sources. You’re probably thinking, “Do I really need 8-10 different people to tell me I’m right?” Well, as it turns out, you do. And who you recruit to … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Transition from High School to College Writing

By Jordan Dynes Imagine this: it’s your first day of college. You’re enjoying yourself and making tons of new friends. Then, on the very first day, your professor assigns an essay. You don’t sweat it because you aced all of … Continue reading

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Public Speaking: Overcoming Your Fears

By Nate George To many, just thinking about public speaking can send shivers down their spine. Nervousness, anxiety, and downright fear are certainly not foreign concepts to a student with an upcoming speech. We’re here to help, though! With just a few … Continue reading

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Own Your Words: Avoiding Hedging in Academic Writing

By Harris Armstrong Many scholars who produce research refrain from making absolute claims and engage in a practice referred to as “hedging.” So, what is hedging and why should you avoid it? In academic writing, hedging is the use of … Continue reading

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