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How to Tackle the WebCampus Discussion Post

By Pamela Hong If the task of responding to your class discussion post on WebCampus is intimidating to you, you’re reading the right blog post. If the task isn’t intimidating to you, you can still take away a few tips … Continue reading

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Looking Past the First 10 Results: Tips for Filtering Sources Effectively

By Isabella Comin You have an assignments that requires you to use 8-10 sources. You’re probably thinking, “Do I really need 8-10 different people to tell me I’m right?” Well, as it turns out, you do. And who you recruit to … Continue reading

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Own Your Words: Avoiding Hedging in Academic Writing

By Harris Armstrong Many scholars who produce research refrain from making absolute claims and engage in a practice referred to as “hedging.” So, what is hedging and why should you avoid it? In academic writing, hedging is the use of … Continue reading

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Providing Context: Making The Most of Sources

By Edwin Tran “Quotation, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.” This lonesome quote has the capacity to elicit a variety of responses. One might be shocked by the bluntness of the statement, while another might react … 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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Crafting Topic Sentences

By Moryah Hennessy After the introduction of the paper, we encounter the dreaded first body paragraph and face the “how do I start” dilemma. You may ask yourself how to begin. Fret not, the topic sentence has come to the rescue. A … 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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The Differences Between an Exploratory and Argumentative Research Paper

By: Colin deSousa Throughout your college career, especially if your major resides in either the humanities or other social sciences, you’ll be tasked with writing a research paper. At this point, unbeknownst to you, you’ve reached a fork in the … Continue reading

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