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Basic conclusion template: Transition from body. Review main points. Show how those points fit together. End with something to think about/call to action.
Every time you change topics, change paragraphs. College-level papers do not use the “5 paragraph essay” model, they use the “As many paragraphs as you need” model.
Welcome to Writing Fresh. I’m Natasha. Academic integrity is an important part of college life. Your professors will ask you to cite outside sources to help maintain academic integrity. But what does this mean? At the most basic level, Academic Integrity … Continue reading
If your class is like mine, you spend some time discussing reliable, credible sources. Confusion between “credible” and “creditable” is common during those discussions. The words are similar, but have distinct meanings. Credible means believable, reliable. Creditable means “deserving credit … Continue reading
Strunk and White first published The Element of Style in 1918, and the advice still holds up. You can easily buy a copy, or read it for free online. For a clear, concise guide on how to write, well, clearly … Continue reading
Form study groups with your classmates. You can review the reading together and edit each other’s work.
If you don’t have the time to actually study another language, learning common Latin and Greek roots can help improve your spelling and vocabulary.
Welcome to Writing Fresh! I’m Natasha. I was going to save apostrophes for a bit later in the series, but I’ve been seeing a lot of apostrophe errors from my students. So! Let’s talk apostrophes. First, a little history. Apostrophes … Continue reading