Try to use new vocabulary every time you write. This will open up opportunities to express yourself in new ways.
Wait to edit your paper until you’ve completed your first draft. Writing takes time and focus, and editing will take away from the content of your paper. Writing is a two part process: focusing on content and focusing on revision.
If you have a large paper due, start it a few weeks ahead of time. For instance, if you have a ten page paper assignment, write one page a day. This way, you will not spend too much time cramming your writing into one solid session. Also, this helps you to manage time easier!
Make sure to take breaks during writing. Stress does not make your writing better. It is best to take at least an hour break from editing and writing to refocus before tackling another writing session.
If you come across a spelling error while proofreading your paper, make sure to check a dictionary instead of using spell-check. That way, you’ll find the correct definition of the word you’re trying to use. Also, remember that most smart phones come with a dictionary application!
The Studio is now open six days a week for the rest of the semester–and we are happy to help you with your writing goals.
Have you been to visit us yet?
Keep an eye, too, on this website. New and exciting features will be added regularly, such as our new quiz feature (in the above menu bar).
Have a great fall and check back soon!
The Writing Studio will be open for our famous Welcome Week festivities on 9/8!
We will have coffee and cold drinks in the Studio Lounge, and we will be showing off our new display racks of Helpful Hints and Handouts–designed just for you!
Stop by the Studio to pick up a bookmark, some handouts, and see how we can help you meet your writing goals this year.
Attention ESU students! Our last day for the semester is May 5, 2014. We will be closed during finals week. Good luck with the end of your semester!