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A Screenwriting Thesis (Statement)

“Ultimately, I will investigate how this strategy allows Hitchcock to manipulate his second audience more precisely, having learned to give viewers their clues directly from his control of sound and image, rather than filtering his communication through the less easily … Continue reading

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Developing Original Critique: A Plea for Gentle Persuasion

One of the most challenging aspects of the transition to college writing is the idea that we as writers must develop our own unique thesis that contrasts, expands upon, or complements the authors we read in class. How are we, … Continue reading

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Too Long, Too Short, Just Right?: How to Fit your Whole Argument into Only Two Pages

With the end of the semester upon us, many of us are spending countless hours organizing information, developing arguments, and churning out page after page.  Getting to that, say, twentieth page is certainly demanding, but what about when we encounter … Continue reading

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Learning From Your Mistakes

Many students do not give a lot of thought to the techniques they use when they write, or to their overall writing style.  I can sympathize with them – my own writing habits developed by imitating the styles of the … Continue reading

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More Than the Information: How I Learned to Like My Science Writing

Somehow science has acquired the reputation as a discipline in which writing doesn’t matter. Science students with whom I’ve worked as a writing tutor commonly ask, “Isn’t it the information that counts?” In the end, it is the information that … Continue reading

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Lessons for Writing in a Foreign Language

The college experience is defined by the fulfillment of a set of academic standards through constant written assessments in the form of exams or essays.  The process of committing ideas and personal arguments concretely and definitively to paper is one … Continue reading

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Tips for Writing Your First Science Paper

Writing in the sciences may seem foreign and unrelated to essays written in the humanities and social sciences, but for those new to the discipline: don’t fret!  Here’s some helpful tips that remind you it’s not so different after all. … Continue reading

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Shape your Space

As a writer, I prize a good workspace. If I am to write, and I mean really write, I need to find a spot away from distractions. This isn’t to say that I don’t sometimes do my best thinking in … Continue reading

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Register for the 2011 Wesleyan Writers Conference!

Are you interested in attending the Wesleyan Writers Conference from June 16th through June 20th? The five-day conference is a wonderful opportunity to attend seminars and lectures led by Roxana Robinson, Amy Bloom, Joshua Henkin, Honor Moore, Lis Harris, Peter Blauner, … Continue reading

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Don’t miss out: Table Talks with Amy Bloom

Take advantage of this wonderful offer! Amy Bloom, best-selling author and the Kim-Frank Family University Writer, hosts Table Talks on Thursdays from 5-6pm. The talks, which are open to all Wesleyan faculty, staff, and students, are a place to discuss “all … Continue reading

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