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Confusing, Complicated, Curious Words We All Mix-Up Sometimes: Part 3

By Ash Thoms Let’s hope that this blog post lets you use some confusing words correctly. “Let’s” is the contraction, or shortened form, of let us. Let’s go to class; we don’t want to be late (punctuality is cool)! “Lets” … Continue reading

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Confusing, Complicated, Curious Words We All Mix-Up Sometimes: Part 2!

By Ash Thoms I would advise you to heed the advice in this blog post. “Advice” is a noun indicating a recommendation from a person who is usually in a place of authority. For example, you gave me some great advice … Continue reading

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Using Active Listening to Better Your Writing

By Ash Thoms Have you ever listened to one of your friends ramble on about classes and life and  responded only with the occasional “uh-huh? Yeah. Of course.” They continue to recount the happenings of their lives as you mutter … 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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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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“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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The Interdisciplinary Power of Language in a Writing Center

by Michael DuBon Language is a system of reference made to concretize the physical and abstract worlds that also serves as a culture perspective. Every language is its own unique subsystem. To increase understanding of how the system of language … Continue reading

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