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Letter of Intent/Statement of Purpose

Making the decision to apply to graduate school is a big step in achieving one’s academic goals. After deciding which program is most appropriate to your interests and professional goals, the next step is preparing the academic packet, which includes the very important Letter of Intent/Application. This letter aims to help you stand out among…
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Writing Thesis Statements

< Download handout by clicking here > Thesis statements are the “backbone” of your writing. They tell the reader exactly what you will be writing about. They should be focused and concise. They should also be easy to identify. Here are some quick tips for effective thesis statements: WHO You are the “who” in your…
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Integrating Quotations

< Download the handout by clicking here > Integrating quotations from outside sources into your own writing can be tricky, especially when it comes to punctuation. Oftentimes we are tempted to let quotations stand on their own, especially since many quotations are complete sentences. However, it is important to remember that not everyone reads and…
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Using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes

In this video, Writing Center Consultant Kelly Whitney demonstrates how to use Microsoft Word’s Track Changes and Insert Comment functions as both a reviewer and a writer. She is using Microsoft Word for Mac. The video is available at https://youtu.be/NNFA-pZsG7I. 

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Using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes