Ever wonder what goes into making a great title? Join us this week as we discuss the vital elements to crafting an effective vs. lame title!

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Join us this week as we welcome professor of writing and rhetoric Dr. Kristina Lucenko in discussing the vital art of how and why crafting a quality personal statement could be the most important document that you ever write.

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Join us this week with Young Adult author Diana Gallagher as we discuss the journey from thought to novel--and how such lessons inform teaching writing in the classroom, and beyond.

You can check out Diana Gallagher's latest novel, LESSONS IN FALLING in bookstores now.

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Ever thought that writing can get--or lose--you a job opportunity? Well it can, and will! Join us this week as we discuss a few vital tips to crafting cover letters that will put you in as best of a position as possible to start--or advance--you on your career path.

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"Bad" Cover Letter

"Better" Cover Letter

Basic Cover Letter Template

What the heck is a "good" paragraph? Is this even a "good" question? Join us this week as we discuss the challenges and triumphs of how in the world to approach writing paragraphs in all types of works.

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Purdue OWL website on Topic Sentences

Purdue OWL website on Body Paragraphs

Purdue OWL website on Paragraphing

Still adjusting to doing a day's work from the "comfort" of your own home? Whether you're a student, teacher, or any other professional, this shift is proving to be a challenge for everyone. Join us this week as we discuss some lessons about how to balance personal and professional life as we work to navigate these unique times.

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Article about how to best work from home!

Raise your hand if you hated doing outlines in high school? Okay, you can all put your hands down now. The real question is why have so many of us had such similarly horrible experiences planning out our thoughts? Join us this week as we clarify how to "do" outlines right--focusing on organizing one's ideas and analysis in a way that makes your job a heck of a lot easier in the long run!

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Researched Argument Outline Template

Reverse Outline Template

With no shortage of sources to pick and choose what information you want to believe, how do we assess what's "good" information versus "bad"? Are these even the "right" terms? Join us this week as we discuss the critical value of working through how to refine your "bullshit" meter in this day and age of endless information.

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Valid Sources Worksheet

Research Studies

How will the coronavirus impact teachers and students? Join us this week as we discuss the challenges--and opportunities--of switching mid-semester from in-person to online classes.

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Why is grading paper drafts pointless? Join us this week as we discuss a much better method of working with student writing than simply submitting and getting back vague, often confusing comments.

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