Archive for the ‘Season of Giving’ Category

Planning: A Gift That Keeps on Giving

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~Benjamin Franklin We all plan things out: our meals, our vacations, when we can squeeze in a nap during the day (if only, right?). However, I find that many writers that I work with in the Writing Center don’t plan out their writing.  I always try […]

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Start Early: The Most Obvious but Least Observed Writing Advice

The most helpful tip I have for writing is also, probably, the most obvious: start early! This semester, I wrote a total of 44 pages for three classes.  On top of that, I finished on time, or early, for all three papers. The only thing that made this possible was starting early. Don’t get me […]

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Bestward Ho[, Ho, Ho!]

“It stands. What? Yes. Say it stands. Had to up in the end and stand. Say bones. No bones but say bones. Say ground. No ground but say ground. So as to say pain. No mind and pain? Say yes that the bones may pain till no choice but stand. Somehow up and stand. Or […]

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The Gift of Authenticity: “Keeping it Real” for All Seasons

The best writing advice that I can offer during this season of giving is that of authenticity: “keep it real.” This somewhat relates to my October 2013 (“tricks and treats”) blog, but whereas that blog focused on topic, I’m talking here specifically about the actual writing. This advice applies primarily to academic writing since that’s the […]

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