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Tips for Improving Your Writing Environment

By Stewart Matzek Now that we’ve covered which spaces have an adverse effect on your writing process, let’s talk about what you can do to improve your writing environment. Note that none of these tips are surefire fixes—instead, they’re meant … Continue reading

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Color-Coding for Synthesis in Core Humanities

By Angelo Sisante I like to know where things are in my house, in my backpack, and most importantly, in my books. Our lives are cluttered enough with work, school, and social endeavors to find that one pertinent fact. We … Continue reading

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Three Things You Need for the Comprehensive Exam: Organization, Organization, Organization

By Erica Wirthlin The comprehensive exam, sometimes comps for short, is a specific type of examination taken by graduate students in various disciplines. It’s not linked to any specific course, but tests your general knowledge of theory and competence within … 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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Tools for Overcoming Writer’s Block

By Chelsea Weller The first step to overcoming writers block is admitting that you have writer’s block. Once this has been acknowledged, some students can hunker down and write. Others can’t—this article is for them. That said, reading articles about … Continue reading

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Can You Claim You Can Write a Claim?

By: Jerson Valdez Many students know what a thesis is and how to make one, but how many students are familiar with supporting claims? What is a claim? How do you develop a great claim? How do you incorporate one … Continue reading

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Prewriting for Literary Analyses

By: Edwin Tran Imagine that moment where your professor asks you a simple, dreaded question: “What is the theme, or message, of this piece?” Required to provide evidence to substantiate your point, suddenly your weekend dream of ease and laziness transforms … Continue reading

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Strategies for the Passive Reader

By Pamela Hong With academic reading, sometimes it seems like you are reading the sentence and it just seems like you are reading it over and over and you are reading the sentence and it just seems like you are … 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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“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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