Monthly Archives: February 2014

There’s no such thing as good or bad writing. It all depends on the audience and the situation. Textspeak is fine – in a text!

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“Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth.” Wole Soyinka

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Natasha’s Tips for Academic Success

Read the materials your teacher/professor/instructor provides. The answer to your question might be in the syllabus, assignment directions, or textbook. Ask questions. Ask questions before the assignment is due. Ask questions before the day the assignment is due. This gives … Continue reading

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An essay can seem like a difficult task. Write a little bit at a time. All-nighters are sometimes unavoidable, but they are usually not the best way to learn.

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If you’re having trouble with a concept, talk through it with someone else. Sometimes verbalizing can help, and you might get helpful suggestions.

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“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” Gustave Flaubert

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There’s no right or wrong time to write.

Keep a notebook and pen on hand to jot down ideas as they come. Some people like writing at night, some in the morning, some in the afternoon.

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Let your work get cold before revising it. Let it sit for a few minutes, hours, or even days. When you return, it will be easier to find errors or typos.

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Commonly Confused Words: Its and It’s

“Its” and “It’s” seems so simple yet when typing/writing quickly, can be easy to confuse. Its = possessive form of it. Shows that something belongs to “it” A good way to remember this is that his and hers do not … Continue reading

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“There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.” Mason Cooley

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