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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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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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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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Steps for Writing a Successful Slide Show

By Jose Olivares PowerPoints; love them or hate them, sometimes you just can’t get away from them. They’re fantastic at helping convey information to your peers, coworkers, and professors in a creative manner. Here are some tips to consider when … Continue reading

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Tools for Overcoming Writer’s Block

By Chelsea Weller The first step to overcoming writers block is admitting that you have writer’s block. Once this has been acknowledged, some students can hunker down and write. Others can’t—this article is for them. That said, reading articles about … 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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Anatomy of a Writing Consultant

By Zoey Rosen Ah, the Writing Consultant. A magnificent creature when examined closely. The complex parts that make up such a person work together in their natural habitat, the Writing Center, to aid the writing skills of the students of … Continue reading

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Quick Guide to Blending Quotes

by:  Derrian Goebel When attempting to incorporate quotes into an essay, one of the biggest problems for students is blending the quote into their own words. A teacher asks students to provide source evidence, some students will copy/paste a quote … Continue reading

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Thesis Blog Post

By Courtney Kiley We’ve all been there: assignment sheet in hand, resources identified, yet staring at a blank computer screen unsure how to begin crafting our thesis statement. Constructing a thesis statement is one of the most crucial components of writing … Continue reading

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