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External Strategies to Improve Writing

By Zoey Rosen Whether you love writing, hate it, or fall somewhere in between, the task of writing can sometimes feel like an insurmountable chore. There have been times where I was so into the paper I was writing that … Continue reading

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Self-Awareness: Tips for Being an Observant Self-Editor

By Justin Patrick It’s 11 p.m., and you have a seven-page paper due at midnight. You have been hurriedly writing for the past several hours, kicking yourself for not getting started on it sooner. With the midnight deadline quickly approaching, … Continue reading

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Reflections from Week Two of NaNoWriMo 2016

By Ash Thoms The second week of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has come to a close! At the end of the 14th of November, the word count for each participant should have been 23,333. It is unbelievable to me … Continue reading

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Make Your Paper “Shine”

By Sierra Becze The film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, The Shining, is one of the most famous psychological thrillers of our time. For those who haven’t seen it, the movie is about an author who brings his family into … Continue reading

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Finding your own Writing Process™

By Erin Goldin If you’ve taken a writing class before, especially one of UNR’s Core Writing classes, you’ve probably heard about “The Writing Process.” The Writing Process is often presented as a list of steps to follow to complete a … 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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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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General Proofreading Tips

By Jonathan Vivet What a ride! After writing a draft and finally feeling comfortable with the content, you’ve decided to give your paper one last look through. Regardless of whether it’s the third draft of piece you’ve poured weeks into, … 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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