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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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Why You Should Get to Know Olin Library’s Special Collections and Archives, Part I

In need of new material, or hoping to pursue an original research project? Look no further than behind the big glass door to the right of Olin lobby, in Wesleyan’s Special Collections and Archives. University Archivist and Head of Special … Continue reading

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How to Get Started When You Don’t Know What to Write

The hardest part of writing is getting started.  In fact, the blank computer screen might be one of the most intimidating things a college student has to face.  Here’s two ways that I begin academic assignments without ever becoming overwhelmed … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Note-Taking for More Organized Writing

Have you ever remembered an idea you wanted to incorporate an idea into your paper only to realize that you have no clue where you came across the idea in the first place? You are certain that in one of … Continue reading

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