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House Of Leaves

by Kyle P. Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves is the story of a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and his family whose lives descend into surreal terror following the discovery that their new house in the Virginia countryside hides an

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House Of Leaves

by Kyle P. Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves is the story of a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and his family whose lives descend into surreal terror following the discovery that their new house in the Virginia countryside hides an

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Chapbook Binding Workshop May 13th

A chapbook is a short book (up to 40 pages) which is bound using a simple stitch or a stapler and often printed cheaply. Many poets and fiction writers have used chapbooks to distribute their own works, yet in the

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Chapbook Binding Workshop May 13th

A chapbook is a short book (up to 40 pages) which is bound using a simple stitch or a stapler and often printed cheaply. Many poets and fiction writers have used chapbooks to distribute their own works, yet in the

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Putting your best foot forward: A reflection on writing personal statements

By Will Jonsson Nearing my graduation, I find myself back in the territory of writing personal statements: something I thought I was done with after getting admitted into my degree program here at UWB. With every personal statement I have

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Putting your best foot forward: A reflection on writing personal statements

By Will Jonsson Nearing my graduation, I find myself back in the territory of writing personal statements: something I thought I was done with after getting admitted into my degree program here at UWB. With every personal statement I have

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Excercise #4 – Ninja Haikus

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the WaCC Ninja describes how to write haiku You may want to begin by recalling a quietly striking moment that you want to capture. Think of a haiku as a snapshot image of a

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Excercise #4 – Ninja Haikus

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the WaCC Ninja describes how to write haiku You may want to begin by recalling a quietly striking moment that you want to capture. Think of a haiku as a snapshot image of a

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Excercise #3 – The Reverse Outline

The exercise:  Create a reverse outline from a free-write exercise The purpose: To become more confident with writing in general and organizing drafts in particular The steps: Pick a topic below (or from a previous exercise) or come up with

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Excercise #3 – The Reverse Outline

The exercise:  Create a reverse outline from a free-write exercise The purpose: To become more confident with writing in general and organizing drafts in particular The steps: Pick a topic below (or from a previous exercise) or come up with

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Excercise #2: The No-Risk Compare & Contrast Paper

The exercise: Write a compare and contrast paper to seriously compare two low-stakes and/or silly things The purpose: To become more confident with writing in general and brainstorming and comparing/contrasting in particular The steps: 1.  Pick a topic below or

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Excercise #2: The No-Risk Compare & Contrast Paper

The exercise: Write a compare and contrast paper to seriously compare two low-stakes and/or silly things The purpose: To become more confident with writing in general and brainstorming and comparing/contrasting in particular The steps: 1.  Pick a topic below or

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The Aesthetics of Form; or, I Can’t Write Unless It Looks Pretty

by Travis Sharp It may sound weird, but I begin writing by choosing a font. If I am writing a paper for class, for example, I will go straight for the 12-pt Times New Roman. A mainstay in academic writing,

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The Aesthetics of Form; or, I Can’t Write Unless It Looks Pretty

by Travis Sharp It may sound weird, but I begin writing by choosing a font. If I am writing a paper for class, for example, I will go straight for the 12-pt Times New Roman. A mainstay in academic writing,

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Expert Opinions from Non-Experts

We’ve all been given tips on writing. Some of us seek this advice; others of us receive it unsolicited. Often the advice we receive is refreshingly helpful. But what about advice that’s just awful? We all hear it. I struck

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Expert Opinions from Non-Experts

We’ve all been given tips on writing. Some of us seek this advice; others of us receive it unsolicited. Often the advice we receive is refreshingly helpful. But what about advice that’s just awful? We all hear it. I struck

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Where Are We Going? Keeping Your Audience on Track During Presentations

How many times have you ridden in a car with a friend who “knows exactly where they’re going!” only to arrive white-knuckled, shaking, long after you expected, having wandering all over town hunting for your destination at breakneck speed? Hopefully

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Where Are We Going? Keeping Your Audience on Track During Presentations

How many times have you ridden in a car with a friend who “knows exactly where they’re going!” only to arrive white-knuckled, shaking, long after you expected, having wandering all over town hunting for your destination at breakneck speed? Hopefully

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Exercise #1 – The No-Risk Argumentative Paper

The exercise: Write an argumentative paper to seriously argue something low-stakes and silly. The purpose: To become more confident with writing in general and arguing in particular The steps: Pick a topic below or come up with your own. Why

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Exercise #1 – The No-Risk Argumentative Paper

The exercise: Write an argumentative paper to seriously argue something low-stakes and silly. The purpose: To become more confident with writing in general and arguing in particular The steps: Pick a topic below or come up with your own. Why

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Don’t Send Glitter: Proper Ways to Say “Thank You”

By Will Jonsson Recently I was writing thank-you notes to a few of my professors and other faculty who wrote letters of recommendation on my behalf. After searching around on the internet, I found that advice about these is sparse

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Don’t Send Glitter: Proper Ways to Say “Thank You”

By Will Jonsson Recently I was writing thank-you notes to a few of my professors and other faculty who wrote letters of recommendation on my behalf. After searching around on the internet, I found that advice about these is sparse

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Revisit: Science Writing: Structure Will Set You Free

By Jasleena Grewal ScientificResearch Most of us have used UW Bothell’s library database to find research articles, and we have experienced the jargon-filled discourse of so-and-so’s evaluation of the umpteenth law of the bla-dee-bla. As we progress in IAS programs,

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Revisit: Science Writing: Structure Will Set You Free

By Jasleena Grewal ScientificResearch Most of us have used UW Bothell’s library database to find research articles, and we have experienced the jargon-filled discourse of so-and-so’s evaluation of the umpteenth law of the bla-dee-bla. As we progress in IAS programs,

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Veteran to Veteran

On November 11th, we celebrated Veteran’s Day. This reminded me of all the people who served before me, with me, and are still serving today. Leaving the Marine Corps was something I regretted for many years. I couldn’t help but

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Veteran to Veteran

On November 11th, we celebrated Veteran’s Day. This reminded me of all the people who served before me, with me, and are still serving today. Leaving the Marine Corps was something I regretted for many years. I couldn’t help but

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Kyle Recommends: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Whenever Douglas Adams is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is almost certainly going to be the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. His other works tend to be overshadowed by Hitchhiker’s Guide, so I’d like to bring

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Kyle Recommends: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Whenever Douglas Adams is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is almost certainly going to be the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. His other works tend to be overshadowed by Hitchhiker’s Guide, so I’d like to bring

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