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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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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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Fewer Words, More Meaning

By Joey Aisa There is a misconception regarding the concept of concision, as if stringing more words will create more meaning and clearer vision. The sentence is filled with empty words to the brim. Significance without concision is nothing but … Continue reading

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Nom-Nom-Nominalizations: How They’re Eating Up Your Sentences

By Stewart Matzek Before we talk about nominalizations, let’s look at a few sentences. See if you can figure out what’s going wrong. The committee conducted an interrogation of the subject. Our plan was to go running, but our cute … Continue reading

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General Proofreading Tips

By Jonathan Vivet What a ride! After writing a draft and finally feeling comfortable with the content, you’ve decided to give your paper one last look through. Regardless of whether it’s the third draft of piece you’ve poured weeks into, … Continue reading

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Writing Theses: A Consultant’s Perspective

By:  Lindsy Sullivan Developing a thesis can be tricky, and sometimes it can be the hardest part of writing a paper. During my time as a writing consultant, I’ve realized that not every trick works for every student; everyone learns … Continue reading

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Stylistic and Tonal Differences in Academic Writing

By: Stewart Matzek Many college students are surprised by academic writing in a university environment, particularly because it is a great deal more taxing than high school writing. This shouldn’t be unexpected – university standards are naturally more difficult – … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Black and Blue: A Guide to Rewriting Your Paper

By  Sierra Becze Your paper is due at noon on Tuesday. After waiting until Monday night to write it, you stroll in at 12:01, paper raised high above your head as if you are standing on the Olympic podium, holding … Continue reading

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Thesis: Making the Most of the Writing Center

By Miranda Smith How to Make the Most of Your Writing Center Appointment when Bringing in a Thesis, Dissertation or Group Project Large projects can have unique challenges, and the Writing Center can help you with them, such as consolidating … 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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