Category Archives: Reflections on Writing

My Pet Peeve: Less/Fewer

My Pet Peeve, a new Writing Blog series, talks to students and professors about the writing mistakes that drive them absolutely crazy. My roommate, Liz, is a pretty easy-going person.  She never complains when I leave my dishes in the … Continue reading

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Most beautiful words in the English language

It is arbitrary to determine, but still fun to consider, especially if a writer is a lover of words. In fact, I’ve never found our language to be so beautiful. So many things to play with; so many synonyms that … Continue reading

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Essay Writing as Communication

Essays are the primary, if not the only, means by which students communicate their thoughts and analyses to professors. In some ways, essay-writing is a performative art. Similar to a one-night-only concert, you only get one shot (unless you have … Continue reading

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Production in Print: An Inside Look at the Argus, Part III

This is the third in a three-part series by Alison Cies ’11 examining and explaining the inner workings of The Argus. Parts I and II were published on May 24 and May 29, respectively. On many occasions, I have found … Continue reading

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Production in Print: An Inside Look at the Argus, Part II

This is the second in a three-part series by Alison Cies ’11 examining and explaining the inner workings of The Argus. Part I was published on May 24 and Part III will be published on June 3. On many occasions, … Continue reading

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Production in Print: An Inside Look at the Argus, Part I

This is the first in a three-part series by Alison Cies ’11 examining and explaining the inner workings of The Argus. Part II will be published on May 29 and Part III on June 3. On many occasions, I have … Continue reading

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Reflections from a Student Journalist

Journalism is alive at Wesleyan—in the Argus, within smaller publications, on Wesleying and other student blogs, and, most recently, in the curriculum, in the form of Forward Editor Jane Eisner’s course, “The Journalist as Citizen.” Innumerable books and websites are … Continue reading

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