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Scriptum Brevium: How to Avoid Overwriting a Methods Section

By Ellen Israel Writing the methods section of a report should be easy. You only have one task: write how you performed the experiment. However, it can be hard to make your methods section as concise as it needs to … 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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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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Statistical Writing in an Academic Setting

By: Angelo Sisante Generally, there are two types of people in college: those good with numbers and those good with words. Left brained or right brained, it doesn’t matter. When the time comes for you to do some statistical writing, … 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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This Blog was Written for Science: Formatting Scientific Writing

by Brittney Osborn I often find myself working with students who are frustrated by the formatting of scientific writing assignments. The idea of using past tense and passive voice can be a challenge, as can adhering to CSE or APA … Continue reading

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