BLOG

April 4, 2016

For everyone who may want to write about literature (English majors or otherwise), here’s a quick primer on some of the most popular schools of literary study, with examples of their application to William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Formalism: This is the literary field you were most likely taught back in high school. This study focuses on…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
March 30, 2016

So you’ve finally finished your paper. After hours of brainstorming, researching, writing, and staring blankly at a wall, you have effectively communicated your thesis over several well thought-out pages. But. You also have used a few words incorrectly. This really isn’t a matter of life and death... [caption id=\"attachment_1713\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"512\"] Image courtesy of explosm.net[/caption]…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
March 30, 2016

For many, writing isn’t the most exhilarating experience--especially when the subject of one’s writing is not of his or her choosing. I personally, am one of the few individuals who enjoy writing for pleasure. However, writing a 20-page paper on basket-weaving practices in 18th century Europe doesn’t really put me on the edge of my…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
March 30, 2016

So it\'s the start of a new semester, and after having sworn off Netflix for good, you\'re sure you\'re going to earn your best GPA yet. But what steps can you take to make sure you get there? Read the tips below to find out! 1. Actually Go to Class Show up every day, on time.…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
March 22, 2016

Let’s face it: the lovely, weird world of the internet can be just as toxic as it is enlightening. Whether giggling subversively at hilarious memes comparing Donald Trump’s toupee to an ear of corn or scrolling through an endless sea of kitten-related gifs, it is sometimes a wonder that we can get any writing accomplished…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
March 22, 2016

While I may be terribly biased towards Chicago (It’s the best! The bees’ knees! And the cat’s pajamas!), here are some helpful tips for the top 7 errors you are probably making in your first ever Chicago paper: Parentheticals! Watch out for these—Chicago does not use any parentheticals for in-text citations; in fact, there are…

Posted by McDaniel College Writing Center
1 3 4 5 6 7 18