Tag Archives: writing at the last minute

Good Grammar for Dummies: Quick tips to help you improve your writing anytime, anywhere

When you’re done writing a draft, the task of editing your grammar can be daunting—but it’s still critical! While you may no longer get “points off” for grammar mistakes, poor grammar can make your writing hard, or downright impossible, to understand. … Continue reading

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Reading as Hunting: Chase, Don’t Search, for Prey!

Imagine two different scenarios: In the first, it’s a stormy afternoon and you decide to spend the day with a nonfiction book. You pick one up that looks appealing, curl up in one of the Olin armchairs, and begin reading, … Continue reading

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Pre-Write Like a Pro

I recall a time when I couldn’t write a thesis statement if my life depended on it.  At the start of high school there wasn’t a paper assigned that I didn’t need an extension on — and it certainly wasn’t … 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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Writing a Paper the Night Before It’s Due: Because Sometimes, You Just Have To

Lets face it: we Wesleyan students have a tremendous amount of work. We are all aware that writing is a timely process, one that does not thrive on being squished into brief windows of time before our impeding deadlines. With … Continue reading

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