Tag: what professors are looking for

Essay Writing as Communication

Essays are the primary, if not the only, means by which students communicate their thoughts and analyses to professors. In some ways, essay-writing is a performative art. Similar to a one-night-only concert, you only get one shot (unless you have…

Writing Clearly and Comprehensibly

The eroticization of post-capitalist hegemony is, and yet is not, the discourse of pedagogical institutions.i I used the University of Chicago’s academic sentence generator to create this wonderful sentence.  This website, courtesy of U Chicago’s Writing Program, is an entertaining…

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…

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…