Finals are here but don’t panic! The Writing Studio is here to help with Final Paper Push! Join us December 1-December 7 for free infused water and coffee, a quiet study place, and one-on-one tutoring. Remember, our last day is December 7, so don’t leave your papers to the last minute! We hope to see you there!
There are only four weeks left in the semester! Before you know it, end of the semester papers will be due, but don’t panic! The Writing Studio is here to help you in every way possible. Our tutors can assist you at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to proofreading, and everything in between. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Have you checked out our handout collection? Not only do we have an extensive list here on our website, we also have quite a display of over 30 handouts and models–ranging from APA, MLA, and Chicago Styles to using commas and effective proofreading techniques.
With only three and a half weeks to go in the semester, start now to reach your writing goals. Let us know how we can help you!
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!