Tag Archives: writing in the disciplines

Tips for Requesting Letters of Recommendation

By Erica Dietlein So you need a letter of recommendation. Especially if you’ve never asked for one, this can be a daunting task. How do I ask for something like that? Who do I ask? What if they say no? … Continue reading

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Navigating the Jungle of Summary and Synthesis

By Madison Bosque In the rough terrain of college, many types of writing can feel like a herd of buffalo stampeding towards you. However, it doesn’t all have to be so scary! Let’s make summary and synthesis part of your survival … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Conference Proposals

By Reece Gibb Writing a conference proposal for the first time can be intimidating—especially if you’ve never been in a conference environment before. So many questions come to mind: how do I choose a topic? What form does a conference … Continue reading

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Adaptation within Academia

By Iris Saltus As students (and as individuals in general), we have to be able to adapt. We must be able to change our study habits when we move from high school into college. We must be able to change … Continue reading

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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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NaNoWriMo: Ten Questions for Character Development in Fiction

By Derrian Goebel There are many ways to develop a well-rounded character, but when you think of your character, you should be “seeing” this character as a real person. Think of this new person as a friend, or someone near … 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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College of Education Entrance Essay

By: Cory Anderson Many future teachers, especially those who are not trying to become English teachers, struggle with their own writing. This can make the essay that is required to be accepted in the College of Education look quite daunting. … Continue reading

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