Tag Archives: editing

Four Things People Won’t Tell You About Writing a Personal Statement

By Emily K. Tudorache Recently, I applied for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, a process which—although generally quite daunting—worsened when the time came to write my personal statement. Never in my three years of college has a writing assignment posed … Continue reading

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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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Self-Awareness: Tips for Being an Observant Self-Editor

By Justin Patrick It’s 11 p.m., and you have a seven-page paper due at midnight. You have been hurriedly writing for the past several hours, kicking yourself for not getting started on it sooner. With the midnight deadline quickly approaching, … Continue reading

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The Positive Side of Redundancy

By Brady Edwards As writers, we often get down on ourselves—I forgot to input a header and page numbers, I completely spaced including the works cited page, my thesis isn’t argumentative enough—however, such thinking often hinders our ability to see … 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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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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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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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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