Category Archives: Tips and Advice

Teagle Panel: What Is Writing Good For?

Come to Downey this Tuesday to hear Professors Stephanie Weiner (English), Jan Naegele (NS&B), and Peter Gottschalk (Religion) discuss how mastery of certain writing techniques can be important in jobs and internships beyond Wesleyan. Alumni in any number of professions, … Continue reading

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Last Minute Work

This is the fourth post in a series for the Writing Blog by Patrick, a former writing mentor. It’s difficult for me to wake up to alarms anymore. This is because I’ve conditioned myself not to. I know that when … Continue reading

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Work Habits Don’t Change

Part Two of a series for the Writing Blog by Patrick, a former writing mentor I want to use this post to talk about that time where it all collapsed for me, and why. This is for two reasons: it’s … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Bad Student

A Writing Blog Series by Patrick, a former writing mentor Part One: Introduction My friends at Wesleyan all embodied that rare, inexplicable type I’ve never understood—the Good Student. They were able to keep up with their reading consistently, write multiple … Continue reading

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Citations for the 21st Century

The face of academics is changing, and the style books are doing their best to keep up with the times.  Here are some tips for those referencing “non-traditional” sources in their midterms: Tweets MLA is the only style book that’s … Continue reading

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Finding Yourself in Your Research

Tedious as it may be, most people will agree that doing research for a paper–roaming the stacks, reading abstracts and reviews of books, taking copious notes–is the easy part.  But writing an academic paper is about more than just proving … 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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Drop/Add and Email Etiquette

If pre-reg was cruel to you last November (or you had an epiphany over break and decided to trade your economics major to pursue astronomy), you’re likely in for a stressful drop/add. We’ve all been there, pressing to the front … Continue reading

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From Wes to the Real World: Liana Heitin

Liana Heitin ’04 left Wesleyan with a B.A. in English and is now the Associate Editor of Education Week Teacher.  Read on to learn about what happened in-between and for some great advice for aspiring writers (as well as for … Continue reading

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For When You Just. Cannot. Write. Any. More.

“Vanderburg goes on to argue that the recent increase in emissions I CANNOT DO THIS WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME LALALALALA.” Yes, the drafts of my papers actually look like that. I get to the point where I’m so … Continue reading

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