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The Three-Pronged Thesis: Trials and Tribulations

By Kylie Lohmeyer The college experience is far different from high school and making such an extreme transition can be tough. Though living without the comforts of home is nothing shy of awful, the true challenge of college is adapting … Continue reading

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Strategies for Effective Note-Taking

By Zoey Rosen “TAKE NOTES.” These chilling instructions from a professor can take your anxiety levels for a class from zero to off the charts. Taking notes in an important aspect of attending a lecture. The act of writing down … 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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A Guide for Starting Outlines

By Jonathan Vivet You might be asking yourself what is an outline, or you might even be thinking, “Outlines? I’m better than that.” Are you sure though? An outline, no matter what format yours takes, is an organized framework that … 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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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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Give Me Creativity or Give Me Death: A Creative Writer’s Journey through His Writing Processes

By Matthew Baker If you’re anything like me, you need ways to bridge the gap between academic and creative writing. Maybe the way to do that is by simply adjusting your writing process based on your objective. But how can … 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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