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February 26, 2013

Have you ever been marked down on your papers for how you cited or failed to cite your sources? Does the mention of citations or working within the MLA style make you cringe? Have you used some awesome sources in you paper but are at a loss for how to cite them? If so, this…

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February 18, 2013

In the following video, there are three people dressed in white and three dressed in black. Count how many times the people in white pass the ball to one another. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo&feature=player_embedded You should have counted 15 passes. But that isn\'t the important part. The real question is: did you see the gorilla? Some of you…

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February 11, 2013

We’re not just good at writing… We’re also good at giving awesome, clichéd, and funny love advice! You know, like a love guru, but not the one in that terrible movie with Mike Myers. [caption id=\"attachment_576\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"500\"] from firstshowing.net[/caption] So… For Valentine\'s Day, this Thursday, the Writing Center will be sitting at a table…

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February 6, 2013

Has this ever happened to you? You: “Hi. May I ask who I’m talking to?” Some grammar-prude: “Uh, I think you mean ‘To whom am I speaking.’” You: “Oh. Nevermind, I really don’t want to talk to you anymore.  Bye.” [caption id=\"attachment_556\" align=\"alignleft\" width=\"300\"] from Wikipedia[/caption] If you’re like me, then you hate when people…

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February 4, 2013

We\'re pretty excited that the Mayans (or their pop-culture analysts, to be precise) were wrong and we get to stick around and talk about writing for another semester! After all, last semester we worked on well over 700 appointments with over 266 unique students! We\'re proud of the reputation we have on campus; sample feedback…

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November 30, 2012

When writing a piece, particularly a piece of fiction, it is important to know who your character is, and how he or she should think, act, and feel. Most authors who find a wide audience do a pretty good job of this. For example, the characters in the Harry Potter series, while they grow and…

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