by Mackenzie Bonvenuto As the semester is coming to a close, I have noticed one common theme between all of the consultations I have done with students for finals week: the thesis. When it comes to finals, it seems like every student starts freaking out about this one specific part of the paper. Believe me,… Read More Creating a Thesis Statement
By Sarah Davis Now that it’s finals week, hopefully you are wrapping up your last assignments with a strong stride. Still, everyone seems too familiar with that dreaded feeling when writing a paper and we keep getting stuck and stuck and stuck again, just to moan in anguish, “I don’t know what they want!”… Read More Win the Guessing Game
By Amelia Graves Like many college students, my first Writing Center appointment was as a freshman, and the result of a requirement from my English composition professor. I stubbornly made an appointment, despite believing that I was a “good writer” and “didn’t need help,” especially with two AP English courses under my belt and an… Read More Writing as a Conversation
by Grace DeMarco As an Education major, I was never taught how to write in a business professional manner, so I certainly was never advised on how to construct a resume or a cover letter. Thankfully, my business friends were quick to lend a hand when I asked, and the templates on the Boler School… Read More Cover Letters: How to Set Yourself Apart
By Emma Connell If you think about it, writing is a pretty wildly unique, yet complex process, that allows the portrayal of ideas, experiences, knowledge, stories and more, all through just a pen and paper. You can write about absolutely anything. Personal experiences, goals, fantasies and imaginary characters, food, sports, nature, science, health, politics; you… Read More Why Write?
By Marissa Ortosky You’re writing a paper, and it’s going great. Ideas and phrases and sentences pour out from your head, your fingers flying across the keys to keep up, and then—you hit a wall. You stop. You stare at the screen for a while, at the blinking cursor, waiting for words that never… Read More How to Deal With Writer’s Block
Image by TheHilaryClark via Pixabay; image source By Anthony Shoplik What is it that motivates a person to etch the deepest longings of their heart in ink or graphite, or to press them into the pixels of a phone screen? Journaling is something that at first appears to be pointless but in reality serves many… Read More Risks and Rewards of Journaling