Ways to Combat Writer’s Block

There comes a point in every student's life, usually in the midst of writing a super important essay, when their mind draws a blank. Regardless of how much they try, the only thing that comes to their minds is a big blank. Panic sets in--they might start to squirm, sweat, or even cry. They have encountered (what …

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Stopping the Procrastination Cycle

Procrastination is a problem for most people (whether they admit it or not). Time and time again, people procrastinate, hate themselves for it, swear to never procrastinate again, and ultimately end up doing it again. Though it's common, most people procrastinate for different reasons; while some people may be afraid of starting their project, others …

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10 Thoughts Every Student Has When Writing a Timed Essay (and How to Deal with Them)

Regardless of GPA, major, or luck, every student at SJSU will eventually have to take a timed essay examination. While they are not the most technically difficult tests to take, the mere mention of a timed writing exam often leaves students feeling panicked, sweaty, and terrified. Source: weheartit.com While panic itself is not helpful, being …

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Resources You Should Use

While having writing skills (like being able to write a solid thesis or having an awesome vocabulary) will help improve your essays to a point, having access to amazing resources can be more helpful for your writing, especially because a lot of times these resources will inadvertently improve your writing skills (thanks, Oxford English Dictionary). …

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