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Avoiding Fluffy, Floppy, Wordy, and Padded Writing

By Moryah Hennessy It’s the night before that big paper is due, and while you’re contemplating last week’s decision to procrastinate, that blank piece of paper is staring at you, daring you to write down your thoughts. “Getting started is … 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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“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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“I think this maybe could possibly somehow be my point”: The Effect of Floppy Language

By Stewart Matzek What’s an argumentative essay? Sure, it’s a sort of compact portfolio of your ideas, your presentation of some argument on a random topic that, most likely, you don’t feel a particularly strong connection to. However, the fact that … Continue reading

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