Writing a Bad First Draft

Have an assignment deadline coming up with nothing done? Experiencing a severe case of writer’s block? The solution: write a horrible first draft. Seriously, don’t think about what you’re writing, sentence structure, or grammar, just let your mind wander and your fingers type. The inner perfectionist inside of you will be screaming and that’s okay. Don’t reign yourself in; just […]

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The Importance of Writing Often

Depending on your experience, writing can feel like a daunting task. Whether it be for school or for personal enjoyment, writing can take time out of your day that otherwise could be spent elsewhere. But sometimes, writing can be an important brain exercise.  Writing works on your vocabulary, as well as works your fluidity of creativity. Writing often can help […]

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Journaling Makes You A More Effective Communicator

Writing is, and will always be, an important facet in life. Whether it’s writing papers for class, publishing scientific findings, or something as simple as making a grocery list, our lives are centered around writing. However, for people whose lives are centered around written word, as we grow older, we tend to spend less time focusing on our writing. In […]

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How Do I Write For The News Record?

How do I write for The News Record? Whenever I’m passing out TNR’s latest tabloids on Wednesdays for UCommunicate, I’m always thrilled when someone says: “This looks so cool! Can students write for this?” or “How do I get involved with the paper? I read it every week, and it looks really fun!” To answer this question… here’s all you […]

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