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Reading and Annotating Difficult Texts

In this video, Writing Center Consultant Kelly Whitney discusses strategies for reading and annotating complex texts. I also consider how these strategies can support you as a writer. I’m using Mendeley to annotate and highlight an electronic article. You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/QDmstppQWuU.

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Reading and Annotating Difficult Texts

Thinking about Writing Style Rhetorically

In this video, Writing Center Consultant Kelly Whitney discusses the rhetorical effects of style. You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/W1kpc7VN_aE.

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Thinking about Writing Style Rhetorically

Invention Strategies Beyond Freewriting, Clustering, and Listing

In this video, Writing Center Consultant Kelly Whitney discusses four invention strategies for writing:  Locating intersections of course objectives and your interests: 1:05 Conducting research: 1:40 Address specific audiences: 4:30 Respond to a specific exigence: 5:17 You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/-G1orMxnSlI. 

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Invention Strategies Beyond Freewriting, Clustering, and Listing

Shaping Your Topic and Narrowing the Scope of Your Writing

In this video, Writing Center Consultant Kelly Whitney discusses ways that developing your rhetorical context such as audience, purpose, and genre, can help you give your writing more direction and purpose. You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/7a_zd9t-APg.

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Shaping Your Topic and Narrowing the Scope of Your Writing

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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