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Tips for Integrating Quotations

Tips for Integrating Quotations

How you integrate sources influences your voice as a writer. While original ideas should be credited, they cannot speak for themselves. Their authority depends on how the writer connects quotations to their own points while respecting the original voices they have cited.

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How to Rewrite a Sentence

How to Rewrite a Sentence

As writers, we all encounter situations in which we compose sentences that just don’t sound very good. The ideas are there, but the sentence itself is off. You tweak or rewrite the sentence—maybe even a few times—but it still just doesn’t sound quite right. What do you do?

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Understanding Fallacies

Understanding Fallacies

Below, you’ll see some common fallacies writers are likely to encounter. You don’t need to memorize all the different terms to write proficiently, but understanding the concepts helps you see what makes arguments convincing or weak.

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Back to Semester Miscellany

Back to Semester Miscellany

We all get rusty after a break, but it’s the start of a new semester, and chances are you already have to write emails and papers. So here are seven miscellaneous writing-related tips for helping you start the new year off right.

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Read, Re-Read, and Proofread

Read, Re-Read, and Proofread

When proofreading and editing, don’t just look for mechanical errors, such as spelling, punctuation, and grammar. If you see something missing in any department, fix it! Here are a few different strategies you can use to scan through your paper effectively.

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Thematic Proofreading

Thematic Proofreading

With the semester waning to a close, final papers are readily being turned in. From past experience, I know many students end up writing up to the deadline. But if you can give yourself some time to proofread after writing, you can feel more confident about turning it in.

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To Cram or Not To Cram?

To Cram or Not To Cram?

That is the question. Actually, it’s usually not a question, is it? We know we shouldn’t cram, but we do anyway. We resign ourselves to cramming for exams, writing papers the night before they’re due, and generally stressing ourselves out over things we could have done weeks ago.

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