#2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

Puns never go out of style, and as far as grammar is concerned, puns easily integrate into the eye-rolling humor depicted in Bizarro’s comics like in the one below: Beyond the obvious and cheeky phonetic similarity between “pronounce” and “pronouns,” the comic demonstrates a morphological transformation between the former verb and the latter noun. Morphology, … Continue reading #2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

Part 4: “So what?” A Writing Series

Welcome to our final week of asking the "so what?" question.  Let's get started. So what about research papers?  Again, start by asking the essential question: What does the paper want? Research papers demand thoroughness. These assignments do not benefit from incomplete or missing information since the prompts tend to be wide enough to encompass … Continue reading Part 4: “So what?” A Writing Series

Part 3: “So What?” A Writing Series

And we're back! So what about persuasive/argumentative papers? Again, the first question to ask is: What does the paper want? Persuasive/argumentative papers are like debates: they give you a chance to prove why you’re right while offering a rebuttal to the opposing side. These papers rely on not just substantial evidence, but clear, organized arguments that … Continue reading Part 3: “So What?” A Writing Series

Part 2: “So What?” A Writing Series

Welcome back! So what about rhetorical analysis papers? The first question you should ask yourself is "What does the paper want?"  Rhetorical analysis papers explore how rhetoric is used to relay messages, present patterns, and address certain demographics. Rhetoric is not so much what you’re saying, but how you’re saying something. In the pieces you’re consulting, … Continue reading Part 2: “So What?” A Writing Series

Part 1: “So What?” A Writing Series

Welcome to Part 1 of a 4 post series exploring the question every reader likes to ask: "So what?" Let's begin! So what is “so what?”? Writing papers is crucial in nearly all disciplines. Being able to articulate your thoughts fully and demonstrate your critical thinking skills are necessary, but we’re often bogged down by the … Continue reading Part 1: “So What?” A Writing Series