Category Archive: Academic Blogs

Sep 21

What Bloggers Should Know About Copyright

Copyright In A Nutshell The easily accessible pictures, gifs, and knowledge that lies at our fingertips has a serious downside. The over-production of images and ideas in today’s age has led to the plague of copyright infringement. This plague leads to many new hurdles for the already angsty and ruffled modern blog writer and leads us …

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Nov 18

Does Originality Exist in Fiction, and Can You Attain It?

“For substantially all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources, and daily use by the garnerer with a pride and satisfaction born of the superstition that he originated them.” -Mark Twain As writers, we can all admit to struggling with the challenge of creating a perfectly original idea. Frankly, it …

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Sep 30

What to do with an English Degree?

To some, English may seem like an impractical art, but its role in businesses and industries is profound. English majors are often teased for having limited job options after college, but writing, communication, and analytical skills are needed in almost every profession. If you are considering majoring in English or starting to look for potential …

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Mar 12

Top 4 Misunderstood Grammar Rules

Passive Voice I have been guilty of using the passive voice on numerous occasions. I’ll probably use it a couple of times in this blog—it must be the journalist in me. My editors will tell you how much I love to use it, although I’ve been trying to avoid it in my academic writing. Passive …

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Feb 03

10 Tips to Help You Combat Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is incredibly frustrating and common, especially during the first few weeks back in class after a break. I frequently find myself staring at an open Word document and having absolutely no idea what to write. There is no simple fix, but here are some tips that may help you combat writer’s block: **(Be …

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Jan 26

Self-editing Tips

As a senior English major in college, I’d say I have had to learn quite a bit about self-editing. The ability to self-edit well is an essential skill if you want to be a successful writer. While having others edit your work is still important, the ability to see the flaws in your own work …

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Dec 04

Tips to Survive Finals Week

Many of us know the trials and tribulations of the dreaded finals week. It’s like the Hunger Games of College, where every student must fend for themselves in the ultimate battle determining our GPA’s. It’s one of the few times of the semester, when all of your tests, projects, and presentations are due all at …

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