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Constructing a Rogerian Argument

By Chase Fayeghi Picture this: two people, each with opposing views, have been duking it out for some time. The battlefield is littered with logical fallacies, bullets of insults are shot back and forth piercing each opponent, and, in the … Continue reading

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Finding Your Style: The Reasoning Behind Common Citation Styles

By Ellen Israel Deciding on a citation style can be overwhelming. There are so many to choose from, and to make things worse, each one comes with a complex set of rules and idiosyncrasies. It would be much easier if … Continue reading

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Why Wikipedia isn’t All Bad

By Shay Digenan It’s probably nothing new to hear that Wikipedia is not the most reliable source on the internet. It’s been pounded into our brains since junior high, and I would venture to say, with the expansion of technology, … Continue reading

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All About Abstracts

By Chelsea Weller What is an abstract? An abstract is a concise, stand-alone summary of the work at hand. The specific content within an abstract can vary depending on the style of abstract you are writing. The three styles of … Continue reading

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Boolean Operators: Get the Most out of Your Googling

By Edwin Tran There are many things in life with complicated names that seem to conjure up vague images of damnation and abhorrent cosmic creatures that dare to defy comprehension. The reality, however, is that many of these words can … Continue reading

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Ditch Writing Stress Through Journaling

By Matt Baker Consider this: you’re walking to class or work from your apartment, and you have an earth-shattering idea about curing the global poverty crisis. You’ve thought up an entire manifesto outlining your plan to increase taxes on the … Continue reading

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Retweet: “Misinformation & Missteps”

By Reece Gibb In the week subsequent to the Boston Bombing, Massachusetts law enforcement saw to the capture of suspected co-conspirator Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Twitter was abuzz with “the usual compound of rumor, misinformation and repetition.”[1] Gossip columns from the New … 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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Signal Phrases in Common Citation Styles

By: Jann Harris All style guides require some sort of signal phrase when integrating ideas and words that belong to other scholars. Let’s take a closer look at signal verbs, which are a significant part of the signal phrase, and … Continue reading

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Reading Strategies: Previewing, Annotating, and Note-Taking

By Greta Ochsner If you find yourself struggling to focus on textbooks, then this blog is for you. Although reading a blog about reading strategies might be the last thing you feel like doing, these strategies can help reduce the time … Continue reading

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