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Don’t Hate, Imitate

By Nathan Lachner “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Imitatio, deriving from the Greek word “to imitate,” refers to the process of studying and emulating rhetorical features of other authors. Many students developing a foundation in writing feel daunted … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Prepare for Presentations

By Jordan Dynes Gasp! Your professor just assigned you a presentation. For as long as you can remember, the mere thought of having to stand and talk to a group of people makes a shiver run down your spine. However, … Continue reading

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Avoiding Fluffy, Floppy, Wordy, and Padded Writing

By Moryah Hennessy It’s the night before that big paper is due, and while you’re contemplating last week’s decision to procrastinate, that blank piece of paper is staring at you, daring you to write down your thoughts. “Getting started is … 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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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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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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Avoiding “HESI-tancy” in the HESI Examination

By Aly Sicat If you are currently a pre-nursing student (or are thinking about becoming one), you’ve probably heard whispers and rumors about the new entrance exam. The HESI A2 examination stands for Heath Education Systems Incorporated Admissions Assessment and … 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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Facing the Footnote, Chicago Style

By Jacob Trujillo The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), students seem to cringe at seeing these words while reading over the syllabus. Whether you believed it to be a collegiate urban myth, or a pothole that can be easily avoided, CMS is an unexpected … Continue reading

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