Tag: tips

First Day of Classes Checklist

Hopefully you’ve all had a nice, relaxing break, ’cause tomorrow we hit the ground running with this semester’s first day of classes! Before you head to class tomorrow, make sure you’re well prepared with: A writing implement of some kind.…

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…

The Art of the Argumentative Thesis

It’s one of the maxims of writing an effective academic paper: thou shalt have an argumentative thesis. But what does “argumentative” really mean? First, your thesis shouldn’t be so obvious that virtually any reader would agree with it without even…

[FYW] Tip: Bookmark these websites!

In my junior year of high school, a number of students in my class received awards to commemorate our academic achievements. The prize? A brand new, two volume, gold-plated dictionary. I remember one student next to me grumbled about trading…