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Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Since the summer, I’ve gone from having no job to having four jobs and I can tell you with certainty: my life is hectic. It’s often difficult to manage commuting, weird and inconsistent schedules, and actual work, all while making time to eat, sleep, and go to the gym. Maybe you’ve heard a lot about […]

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Everybody Cries About Writing

    I have a love/hate relationship with writing. I love to write for myself. I make lists, keep notes of my day, and write little journal entries all the time. But, I really struggle with academic writing (you might say, I hate it).   I just recently finished my Masters program in May, and […]

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How I discovered a new way to write

I just finished my final essay for my summer class in British Lit. Usually essay writing is a stressful process for me. I wait and wait until the last minute and then stay up all night writing and wondering why I waited so long. This time, I did still wait to get started, but I […]

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Finding what you love through what you don’t

After a year of graduate school, I had thought I had a good idea for the direction of my final project, my thesis. I had been turning over this idea in my mind for over six months, thinking about the sources I could use, the topics I could cover, how exciting it would be to […]

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Hopeless or Informed?

When did I feel helpless as a writer? It was during the GRE exam. Getting started is usually my “thing;” however, that morning I could not get my thoughts straight. When preparing to write anything, I usually start by just writing—I write anything that comes to mind and then work from that. This helps me […]

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