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Finding your own Writing Process™

By Erin Goldin If you’ve taken a writing class before, especially one of UNR’s Core Writing classes, you’ve probably heard about “The Writing Process.” The Writing Process is often presented as a list of steps to follow to complete a … Continue reading

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The 3 a.m. Blues: Planning a Writing Assignment Timeline

By Ashley Fluellen “Due in a month!” You awaken from your daydream, realizing the mission you’ve been assigned to complete. It seems simple—you can write an argument in your sleep. You know you’ll need to produce an argument, gather evidence … Continue reading

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Ditch Writing Stress Through Journaling

By Matt Baker Consider this: you’re walking to class or work from your apartment, and you have an earth-shattering idea about curing the global poverty crisis. You’ve thought up an entire manifesto outlining your plan to increase taxes on the … Continue reading

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Switching from Scientific Writing to Writing in the Humanities

By: Madison Bosque One of the most difficult things I’ve encountered as a student and writer is transitioning from scientific papers, which make up the majority of my academic writing, to humanities papers, which are sprinkled into my coursework every … Continue reading

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Additional Tools for Overcoming Writer’s Block

By: Greta Ochsner Since most college students will struggle with writer’s block at some point during their university studies, we cooked up more tips for combating it. Common signs of writer’s block include but are not limited to staring at a … Continue reading

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Tools for Overcoming Writer’s Block

By Chelsea Weller The first step to overcoming writers block is admitting that you have writer’s block. Once this has been acknowledged, some students can hunker down and write. Others can’t—this article is for them. That said, reading articles about … Continue reading

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Give Me Creativity or Give Me Death: A Creative Writer’s Journey through His Writing Processes

By Matthew Baker If you’re anything like me, you need ways to bridge the gap between academic and creative writing. Maybe the way to do that is by simply adjusting your writing process based on your objective. But how can … Continue reading

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Prewriting for Literary Analyses

By: Edwin Tran Imagine that moment where your professor asks you a simple, dreaded question: “What is the theme, or message, of this piece?” Required to provide evidence to substantiate your point, suddenly your weekend dream of ease and laziness transforms … Continue reading

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An Alternative to the Outline: the Zero Draft

By MacKenzi McQuide I remember how overwhelmed I felt by my first major college research paper. I had chosen my topic (more or less), done all the research, and even had a clear idea for my thesis. There was only one … Continue reading

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“Once more, with Feeling”: Writing a Competent Statement of Purpose

By Reece Gibb Penning statements of purpose can be a soul-sucking ordeal—such writing is daunting, but for the reason that it requires of applicants feats of embellishment and ingratiation to which they may not be accustomed. However, such processes need … Continue reading

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