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Whether you’re applying to graduate school, medical school, or that awesome scholarship, chances are you’ll have to develop a personal statement to submit with your application. Personal statements go by many names – statements, letters of intent, statements of research – and is often considered to be one of the most difficult genres of writing. (more…)
As digital discourse becomes more prevalent, it also becomes more relevant to our writing. Citation style guides have, historically, been slow to produce standard citation forms for these emerging resources. This week, we want to share the best resources we’ve found for appropriately incorporating and citing emails, tweets, Facebook posts, and other forms of digital writing.
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It’s the beginning of a new academic year, and the newly renovated Writing Studio (now on the second floor of the library) is here to help!
Are you working on a personal statement? Check out our handout on writing an engaging personal statement.
Are you figuring out how to get started with an essay assignment? The University of Kansas has some great prewriting resources. You might also check out …more
Writing Literature Reviews
by Meghan O’Neill
We’re nearly halfway through the semester, and for some of us, that means we’re transitioning from reading about our research topics to writing about them. Now that you have acquired in-depth knowledge of your topic—its controversies, dominant and marginal perspectives, and ongoing debates—it’s time to join the conversation and offer an ori …more
These are two of the most common questions I hear at the Writing Studio.
First of all, I’d like to say that I think many people get hung up on the structure of an essay or paper. Introduction, Body, Conclusion. My short answer to the first question is: you should start however and wherever you want. Of course, in your final draft, the “Introduction”should come first. But while you’re writing, if y …more
by Ashley Annis, an MFA student at USF in Creative Writing and a Writing Studio consultant
As most repeat clients know, the Writing Studio is a place that focuses on writers honing and refining their craft, rather than having someone read over their paper and “correct” their mistakes. But is grammar a part of writing? Of course it is, and an important one too. Do the Writing Studio consultants hel …more
by Brittany Cagle, an MFA student at USF in Creative Writing and a Writing Studio consultant
Don’t be tricked by unreliable news sources—
Summarize the main points of the story.
Do the headline and “lead” support the main point(s) of the story?
Assess the evidence supporting the main points of the story:
What is verified?
What is asserted?
How close does the reporter come to opening the freez …more
by Wendy Duprey, a Doctoral Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition and Writing Studio consultant
In preparation for the final weeks of the semester, consider this question from the problem-solving work of Herbert Simon:
“What is going to facilitate action rather than paralyze it?”
As writers, we can become paralyzed with feelings of fear, anxiety, helplessness, and even …more
Art contest rules, eligibility, and requirements:
In order to be eligible for the contest, you must be a current USF student, faculty, or staff.
To have your art considered, it must be posted by Friday, October 28, 2016.
Art that contains obscenities (e.g., hate speech, depictions of violence, anything that can be interpreted in a discriminatory way, etc. as defined by the Writing Studio) will be …more