Facebook Fool’s Day

In honor of April Fool’s Day, I thought I would talk a little bit about Internet Idiots. I’m not talking about people who contract viruses from ACTUALLY clicking the “Click here” button on a day like today, but rather Facebook users. Some people are good Facebook users, others? Not so much. So here’s to you, […]

More Info

Getting the Most Out of Literary Quotations

Quotations are an invaluable tool for essay writing, particularly if you’re writing an argumentative paper, or a paper for (basically) any English class. But do you really know HOW to use quotes adequately?  I would guess that most students who are not avid writers do not. They stick a quote into a paper because they […]

More Info

Facets of Freewriting

If you’re like most people, odds are, you get a little tense about writing. “Is my grammar ok? Does this sentence make sense? What about my thesis? Do I even have a TOPIC? GAAAH!” Trust me, we’ve all been there. 😉 And while yes, writing can have this wonderful, studious side which explores the nooks […]

More Info

Introductions, Conclusions, and Shoelaces

One of the questions I hear frequently as a tutor is “What is an introduction, what is a conclusion, and what do I write in my conclusion?” This reminded me of a mechanism I use frequently, and thought I would share with you. To illustrate the essay and its introduction/conclusion, I use a common image […]

More Info