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Perplexed Progressions

Perplexed Progressions
Jul 20, 2017

Dear Writing Diary, I’ve been having a problem with my writing recently. All of my professors tell me that I need help with progression in my p...

Who…or Whom? Who! No, Whom? Right?
Jul 18, 2017

by Andy Hill Many writers have difficulty determining the appropriate uses of “who” and “whom.” Some always use “who,” because they a...

THERE Is Hope!

THERE Is Hope!
Jul 18, 2017

Dear Writing Diary, I have a huge problem. Your not going to believe it, but I don’t know the difference between your and you’...

Basic Survival Skills to Make it Through Your Internship

Basic Survival Skills to Make it Through Your Internship
Jul 18, 2017

by Katelyn Stark Are you approaching the wide seas of your first time as an intern? Are you wondering what exactly you’re going to be faced wit...

Karate Chopping Writer’s Block

Karate Chopping Writer’s Block
Jul 18, 2017

by Veronica Nawojczyk A blank white page can quickly transform into a vast, intimidating emptiness, deterring me (and probably you) from writing....

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Writing as Dessert
Jul 12, 2017

by Mary Neal Meador In grades K–12, teachers use these “Steps in the Writing Process” to introduce students to the idea that writing is not...

Confounding Conclusions: Understanding and Constructing a Text’s End
Jul 6, 2017

by Aaron Shaki We all know what conclusions are supposed to do, right? End paper, everyone thinks to himself or herself. But it’s not...

Writing Extends Beyond the Page!

Writing Extends Beyond the Page!
Jul 6, 2017

by Jerry Yelton As this bulletin board boasts, the University Writing Center at Appalachian is capable of helping with projects far outside of th...

Comma Confused

Comma Confused
Jul 6, 2017

Dear Diary, I’m worried I have a serious problem, with commas. I’ve had it for a while. My teachers keep telling me, to look up comma rules o...

On Writing Statements of Purpose

On Writing Statements of Purpose
Jul 6, 2017

by Ephraim Freed Hundreds of written pieces come into the University Writing Center each semester. As consultants, we have to be acquainted with ...