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Editing Essentials

With final exams approaching quickly, the end of spring semester can be a time of high stress. In light of all the time that will soon be dedicated to laboring over papers and preparing for written exams, I asked students [...]

April 13, 2016 Columns, Write Right

How to be a properly intrusive author

Writers can always learn something new from other writers. In Dr. Matthew Forsythe’s Editing Essentials class, Theodore Cheney—author of the guide Getting the Words Right—has provided useful information to avoid the pitfalls of stylistic risks. But, as much as writers [...]

April 6, 2016 Columns, Opinion, Write Right

What’s your grammar pet peeve?

Many people have been sporting graphic tees, and not just ones with the usual sports or college logos but with bold, witty statements printed across the chest. Here are a few interesting ones I have seen lately: “My unicorn ate [...]

March 31, 2016 Columns, Opinion, Write Right

English Professor offers advice on how to write the best essays

In an interview about essay-writing advice for students, Dr. Jill Jones, a Rollins English Professor, said that most essays are, in a sense, an argument. As writers, we are giving information to our readers. Just like when professors ask the [...]

March 16, 2016 Opinion, Write Right