We students are like the poles of a tipi, leaning on each other for stability-especially as we find our own niche outside of our comfort zone. Read more →
Writing takes time, talent, and persistence. Some would-be writers focus too much on a perceived lack of time, claiming they’d create great texts if they weren’t so busy with other things. Others admit to a talent deficiency, stating that “writer’s block” has barred them from going back to their keyboards. Yet successful writers know that persistence is the key to…
We writers are passionate advocates for our causes. We post to social media, compose essays for classes, and circulate our views in tribal college and university (TCU) publications. Some of us have written words that instigate change, but too many of us see our aspirations fail to reach fruition. We may get discouraged by our readers’ inaction, and that’s understandable….
The best writing doesn’t simply navigate readers, but rather instills a sense of urgency that compels them forward.
Good writing can be difficult. Discover a handful of useful strategies to improve your writing and engage your audience.
Sometimes good writing appears effortless. The words flow easily, the ideas connect seamlessly, and from start to finish the work captures the heart of the subject matter. Some students brag about the phenomenon of the essay that seems to have written itself. Some credit the wisdom of their procrastination as the reason for their success, boasting, “I write better under…
Every semester my new students and I have a version of the same conversation. It usually begins with someone asking if I’m intending to grade papers “like it’s a theater class or like it’s an English class?” What they want to know is whether I’ll be grading papers solely on content or if they need to worry about their grammar….