Tag Archives: writing

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

Posted in Tips and Advice | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Tips and Advice | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Tips and Advice | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

What We Can Learn From The Great Gods of Writing: Success Comes from Rituals and Superstition

Certain authors have very specific complexes or actions that they have to take before they can get into the right frame of mind for writing. For example, George Steiner takes a page of prose in the “any relevant language” and … Continue reading

Posted in External Resources, Tips and Advice | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Events and Announcements, External Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The 2011 Argus Speaker: Journalist Matt Tyrnaurer ’91

You are invited to attend the lecture of Wes grad Matt Tyrnaurer, ’91, titled “Writing with the Camera.“ Tyrnauer, who studied Film at Wesleyan, is an Editor-at-Large and Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair.  He is also a successful filmmaker, whose latest … Continue reading

Posted in Events and Announcements | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What does it take to get you to write?

Snow helps, and nighttime. I can’t hear talking or lyrics: only classical music. I need to surround myself with the relevant documents and clear all other clutter out of the way. Tea and cigarettes used to make me focus—sit down, … Continue reading

Posted in Tips and Advice | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Spotlight: Russell Library

Though there is no denying that we have a word-class library at our disposal (or three), Middletown’s own Russell Library is a comfortable, secluded spot only slightly, but sufficiently, removed from the bustle of campus. Only a block away from … Continue reading

Posted in External Resources, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Spotlight: Klekolo World Coffee

It doesn’t matter how you pronounce it, Klekolo makes a good cup of coffee. With a large menu (including all espesso drinks, chai, teas, “Smooshies,” and soy substitutes), reasonable prices, and a close walk to campus, it is a great, … Continue reading

Posted in External Resources, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments