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The Three-Pronged Thesis: Trials and Tribulations

By Kylie Lohmeyer The college experience is far different from high school and making such an extreme transition can be tough. Though living without the comforts of home is nothing shy of awful, the true challenge of college is adapting … Continue reading

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Don’t Stress—Schedule

By Kari Lease Balancing all of your responsibilities can be a challenge. As a student and an employee, I have developed a few strategies to reduce stress and achieve my goals. To be successful, I cannot stress enough the importance … Continue reading

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Tips for Requesting Letters of Recommendation

By Erica Dietlein So you need a letter of recommendation. Especially if you’ve never asked for one, this can be a daunting task. How do I ask for something like that? Who do I ask? What if they say no? … 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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NaNoWriMo 2016 Monday Prompt Set #4

It’s the last Monday of NaNoWriMo! You can do it! We’ve got a final set of prompts for you to use to get through these final days. Try using ideas from these prompts (inspired by The Writer’s Block by Jason Rekulak) to help … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Monday Prompt Set #3

We’re deep into NaNoWriMo now, and you might be struggling to get meet those daily word goals. Don’t give up! Try using some of these scenarios for inspiration. Write a paragraph about: A stay-at-home parent with crippling debt A teller of … Continue reading

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Reflections from Week Two of NaNoWriMo 2016

By Ash Thoms The second week of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has come to a close! At the end of the 14th of November, the word count for each participant should have been 23,333. It is unbelievable to me … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Monday Prompts Set #2

We’ve got another set of prompts for you today! We’re drawing from The Storymatic® again to help you make it to your daily word goal! Include in your story: A cook who can’t cook A person in tears A hypochondriac A person who can’t … Continue reading

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Principles of Paper Polishing: Editing a Near Final Draft

By Melissa Waters If you’re here looking for advice on how to edit a near final draft, then congratulations; you’re in the homestretch. However, before we can delve into some strategies, you need to determine if you are really working … Continue reading

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Three Things You Need for the Comprehensive Exam: Organization, Organization, Organization

By Erica Wirthlin The comprehensive exam, sometimes comps for short, is a specific type of examination taken by graduate students in various disciplines. It’s not linked to any specific course, but tests your general knowledge of theory and competence within … Continue reading

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