Tag Archives: Academic Writing

How to Tackle the WebCampus Discussion Post

By Pamela Hong If the task of responding to your class discussion post on WebCampus is intimidating to you, you’re reading the right blog post. If the task isn’t intimidating to you, you can still take away a few tips … Continue reading

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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 Hate, Imitate

By Nathan Lachner “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Imitatio, deriving from the Greek word “to imitate,” refers to the process of studying and emulating rhetorical features of other authors. Many students developing a foundation in writing feel daunted … 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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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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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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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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A Capital Issue, Degrees in Academic Writing

By:  Aaron Smale Whether you are an incoming freshman or an established grad student, you may find it necessary to communicate your professional or academic titles, degrees, and certifications. In a lot of cases, how you use these titles in … Continue reading

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