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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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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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ENILTUO: The Reverse Outline as a Tool for Organization and Cohesion

By Angelo Sisante Sometimes, despite all the planning, drafting, and brainstorming that you put into your paper, it still doesn’t make sense. Your ideas are all over the place, you feel like you are repeating yourself, and you’re entering panic … Continue reading

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Cutting Up the Paragraph: How to use A.X.E.S. Paragraph Structure

By Erica Wirthlin Paragraphs are more than a block of text that begin with an indent and end with a period. They are a platform for analysis, criticism, and meaningful insights. Paragraph structure is key to conveying and supporting your … Continue reading

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Crafting Topic Sentences

By Moryah Hennessy After the introduction of the paper, we encounter the dreaded first body paragraph and face the “how do I start” dilemma. You may ask yourself how to begin. Fret not, the topic sentence has come to the rescue. A … Continue reading

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Getting the Most out of the Writing Center

By Aaron Smale If you haven’t been to see us in a while, or if this is your first time looking into the Writing Center, you may not see the point of things like agendas and summary reports. You may even see … Continue reading

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Choose Your Writing Environment Wisely

By Stewart Matzek Imagine that it’s finals crunch-time. You’ve waited too long on an essay. You said you’d write it tomorrow, and now it’s the night before the paper is due and you’re scrambling. Like many other students in this … 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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