The Art of Citation: A Series, Part 3

This is our third and last post about citations during the writing process. We’ve now talked about developing a working references page while gathering sources and adding context to that working references page. Our third and final strategy focuses on organizing our materials. Step three:  Organize your sources and quotations by ideas. Use a double …

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The Art of Citation: A Series, Part 2

Last post, we chatted about incorporating citation into your early writing process. Citing while writing improves your research, makes the writing process more efficient, and saves you from the last-minute formatting scramble. Now that you’ve developed a working references page, you’re ready for the next step. Today, we’re going to look at adding context of …

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The Art of Citation: A Series, Part 1

Writers think about citation several different ways: the antidote to plagiarism, another hoop to jump through for professors and publications, and, frankly, sometimes just as a pain. Citing your sources doesn’t need to be painful. The reason writing a works cited page or bibliography can feel like walking over hot coals after a marathon is …

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The Write Job for You!

More often than not, if you're any form of Humanities major in college, you'll be asked this question from well-meaning people: Well, guess what? There are plenty of other jobs, especially in the tech sector, designed for Humanities majors/writers!* Here's a brief overview so you can discuss these roles next time someone asks you that question: …

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Where do your ideas come from?

As someone who is often working on a writing project, I get asked this question: "Where the heck do all those ideas come from?" And while I could answer in an opaque, "artistic" way about the muses and the gifts of the creative spirits, there are some practical methods I've discovered over the years, first …

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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 …

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