March 2, 2017

I get it. Just because I’m a Writing Center tutor doesn’t mean I don’t understand that sometimes essays can be boring. And when they’re boring, it’s easy to put off writing the paper until the last minute, which invites a whole host of problems. My fellow students, it doesn’t have to be this way! Together,…

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November 4, 2016

Here at the writing center, we often find ourselves working with students who are the sole authors of their papers, short stories, and other works of writing. But that\'s not by design; we are fully capable of helping students with group projects, and would love to help. Here\'s how. Step one: coordinate with your group.…

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November 3, 2016

Have you ever finished a paper and felt like you just can’t look at it any more because you’ve been staring at it for so long? Using a text editor or generator is one exciting way to get a fresh look at a paper. There are an endless number of free online programs that can…

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November 1, 2016

For many students, November is already one of the most stressful months of the year.  This is due in large part to the looming horror that hangs over all college students, FINALS.  There are also other stressors, such as family events, papers, jobs (especially in retail).  But humans, as many of you may know, often…

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October 25, 2016

\"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.\" -Ernest Hemingway Many writing guides have specific tips, and others have strict guidelines. Some are overflowing with suggestions, and others are musings on writing philosophies. Some are didactic, others flinch from \'restricting\' the creativity of writing. Some focus on…

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April 4, 2016

Why should you avoid them? Slang can mean different things to different people, so it may not be comprehended the way that you intended it to be. Also, slang is very informal. It can show a laziness or a lack of effort by using slang. Lastly, it is boring! There are over a million words…

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