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October 29, 2020

Courtesy of Pixabay user mohamed_hassan In an era where classes have switched to an online format and most discussions are taking place via Blackboard, it is becoming increasingly important to have basic discussion forum etiquette. Here are five tips for writing an effective discussion post: Get there early! Sometimes, there is nothing worse than getting…

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September 28, 2018

I\'ll confess ... I love lawn games. Badminton, croquet, horseshoes ... and most importantly BOCCE! So selfishly, I organized a Writing Center bocce night. None of the tutors even knew what bocce was before this event, but they\'re generally good sports and go along with my crazy ideas. So Kaylan, Marya, and I grabbed the…

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April 28, 2017

At face value, memorizing facts about a topic can be a daunting, even frustrating, task. Even worse, much of this information remains in our minds for only just about as long as the duration of the exam we’re cramming for. Tired of the monotony of flashcards or simply rewriting notes? Why not try writing about…

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April 24, 2017

A lot of people think of the Writing Center as a place to take papers from your English class. But, as we\'ve discussed in previous blogs, we can help with al kinds of assignments! Not only can we help you with your English essay, we have expertise in History papers, presentations, visual texts such as…

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March 30, 2017

PowerPoints are the bane of many a student\'s existence. They\'re irritating, difficult to work with, and easy to tweak into an unreadable mess. The following ten tips should help, however, when approaching these sticky assignments. Go for a crisp, clean, professional look, not an artistic or messy one. This includes not having unnecessary pictures, \'cute\' fonts,…

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March 27, 2017

  To some, creative writing is a fun hobby that has little benefit, and can in fact serve as a time sink wherein nothing is accomplished other than words being spewed onto a page. To others, creative writing is a vital way of expressing oneself. It can be difficult to say which group is correct,…

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