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Improve your Academic Vocabulary

  Posted on: March 23, 2015

Many students are not exposed to academic or professional vocabulary outside of University life and therefore speak and write in a colloquial (conversational) style, which can be too informal.  The great news is that with a little effort, and a lot of fun, you can improve your vocabulary and make your academic writing richer. Try…

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Don’t Forget the Map!

  Posted on: March 16, 2015

What am I writing about again?  What am I trying to say? How many words do I need to finish?  Every new writer asks themselves these questions and writing a paper can seem like a daunting never-ending adventure. Students have a natural tendency to skip the outline because they are not being marked on it…

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Writing Effective Business Emails

  Posted on: March 9, 2015

While you may not be a business person, you may find yourself writing business emails on a regular basis especially when in communication with University staff, Faculty or during a job search.  Following the structure outlined here will make it easier for your reader to respond quickly. The key components of a business email include:…

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Long Night Against Procrastination

  Posted on: February 24, 2015

Taking a writing-intensive course? Major final research essays due in April? Don’t pull a stressed-out all-nighter on your own the last week of classes; join a campus community of writers and academic support services at the Long Night Against Procrastination and stay up late together, where help and encouragement is available! Throughout the evening: 15-20…

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Get to Know Lingo

  Posted on: September 16, 2014

No matter the discipline you study, each has its own particular set of key words, word parts, and other linguistics preferences. If you are new to an area of study, one way to succeed is to take the time to learn the vocabulary, and also the way in which words are used, for your subject….

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