Brainstorming

Don’t know where to begin? Get started with these helpful tips!

The Dreaded Thesis Statement

When you start writing a paper, it can be easy to get lost. Where should you begin? What information should you start with first? What are the most important points to prove? Which sources are […]

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Brainstorming

Crafting a Strong Title

One of the hardest parts of writing an essay for me, is coming up with a good title. So here’s what I’ve discovered so far about successfully titling your essays.

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Writing a Strong Thesis Statement

The thesis statement is the most important part of any academic paper and arguably the most challenging to write. When you stop and think about it, having one sentence that defines everything about what you are going to write for the next however-many-pages is kind of intimidating. Here is some advice to get you started!

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Creative thought starters!

This link has some great “what if” questions that anyone can use to brainstorm at the beginning of the writing process. These questions intrigued me:  What if it likes poetry? What if it has a […]

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Fresh Ideas!

Free yourself! This link mentions some helpful tips for brainstorming. Try them all, or try just one. I especially like the free writing strategy. http://www.dailywritingtips.com/5-brainstorming-strategies-for-writers/ Lisa Sturgis, UC VAWLTer

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Right Brain or Left Brain?

This link talks about the interesting concept of left brains and right brains in relation to brainstorming techniques. Take a minute to read through the ideas and decide which side of the brain you feel […]

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Brainstorming

Coming up with ideas can be really hard, but that’s why brainstorming is so important. Brainstorming lets your mind sift through all your thoughts and put them on paper. This process can help you formulate what you want to write about and some ideas to start the outlining stage. There are many ways to brainstorm, so it’s important to find the way that works best for you…

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