Category Archives: External Resources

Writing at Wesleyan on iTunes

If you’re still kicking yourself for missing Colum McCann this month — or Edwidge Danticat last year — then you’ll be happy to know about the Writing at Wesleyan podcast. On the iTunes U site, you can find scores of … Continue reading

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How to Write a Cover Letter

The unexpectedly warm weather this week is as good a reminder as any that summer is going to be here before we know it.  Even though it is still early, it’s a good idea to start getting job and internship … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Roundup: 10.15.11

Halfway through October! Instead of commenting on how terrifying that is, I’ll leave you with some weekend reading: Did you ever have to memorize and recite poems in school? Apart from a few Shakespeare monologues here and there, I never … Continue reading

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Author blogs!

I’m certainly no expert on author blogs, but I’ve found a few I thought I’d share. Read a few posts from the blogs listed below and you’ll find mediatations on procrastination, shameless friend- and self-promotion, personal reflections on 9/11, research methods, weather updates, … Continue reading

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WesScholar

Writing a thesis? Thinking about maybe possibly one day writing a thesis? Head over to WesScholar! WesScholar is a database of Wesleyan writing that includes a number of senior theses from years past. (You can also find faculty papers and … Continue reading

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Websites We Love: Grammar Girl

Let’s just come right out and say it: English doesn’t make sense. Silent letters, crazy irregular verbs, idioms…how do we possibly get it all right? Unfortunately, more often than not the answer is: we don’t. By now, you’re probably aware … Continue reading

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[FYW] Tip: Bookmark these websites!

In my junior year of high school, a number of students in my class received awards to commemorate our academic achievements. The prize? A brand new, two volume, gold-plated dictionary. I remember one student next to me grumbled about trading … Continue reading

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Most anticipated books of summer

Stealing (borrowing?) some tips from Huffington Post, here are some of the most anticipated books to be released this summer: Mohammed Hanif, “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti” (Published by Random House; August release) Aravind Adiga, “Last Man In Tower: A … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

A random collection for sure, but I am excited to tackle all these. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. (Just moved to New Orleans. We shall see…) Mornings on Hourseback by David McCullough. Because Teddy Roosevelt is … Continue reading

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Why You Should Get to Know Olin Library’s Special Collections and Archives, Part II: A Student Writer’s Experience and How-To Crash Course

Special Collections and Archives has served as an incredibly useful resource for my writing career at Wesleyan over the past two years, since I was first introduced to the department in English 201. Many of you reading this blog have … Continue reading

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