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We’re (almost) back!

It’s that time of year again: time for giddy trips to Staples to buy mechanical pencils by the carton and giving in to the desire to buy yourself a brand new cold-weather wardrobe. Or maybe you don’t get as excited…

A Day in the Life of a Thesis Writer

Spring Break.  Less than a month before theses are due.  At this point, all of your thesis-writing friends have gone into hibernation, and all of your non-thesis-writing friends are sick of listening to you talk about your thesis.  Now you’re…

Academic Writing as Storytelling

For literary historian Hayden White, the writing of history is very much akin to storytelling. Debunking conventional, and especially empiricist, views of the practice of historical writing as a “scientific” enterprise in discovering and unearthing facts of the past, White…