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"Queers"? "Degenerates"? Once a Hater...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

She's Rebecca Bradley -- and now she's running for a seat on Wisconsin's Supreme Court....

College Students: Use Essay Writing Services Strategically, Wisely

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education
Donna Marie Williams

It's the end of the semester, and the pressure is on to study for exams and complete final papers. A well written research paper or essay can mean the...

How to Best Use Writing and Proofreading Tools

Ruth Starkman | Posted 09.21.2015 | College
Ruth Starkman

You've long known your word processor's spell and grammar checker offered only so much help. Likewise, the newer, heavily-hyped writing tools also remain inadequate to proofread your writing. No tool can completely "fix" your writing and none advertises perfection.

The Challenges of Transfer Application Essays

Josh Stephens | Posted 04.27.2015 | College
Josh Stephens

Transfer applications, often due March 1, pose challenges that students did not face the first time around. Some supplemental essays are so redundant it's as if the schools' admissions staffs have never read the personal statement prompt.

Top 20 Colleges for Aspiring Writers

College Magazine | Posted 10.05.2014 | College
College Magazine

Prepare for the skeptics -- a creative writing major is not for the faint of heart. If you're serious about your craft, you'll need a creative writing program that will whip your writing into shape. No school can guarantee you'll be the next great American author, but these 10 will get you pretty damn close.

A Model Education

Write for the Future | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Emily Carter #187. I am #187 in a long line of skin clad black jeans, faces gleaming with sweat and eyes drowned in hopelessness. We are puppets. ...

Keys to My Passion

Write for the Future | Posted 08.11.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by David Webster I stare from afar at the big beast that stands in my living room, intimidated by its beauty, and uncertain of what may happen if I t...

College Writing About 9/11: "Sometimes a Mistake Becomes an Opportunity. Explain."

Ruth Starkman | Posted 11.06.2011 | College
Ruth Starkman

In the multiple ways my students see 9/11 as a "mistake," they ultimately see the opportunity to learn about the world, as new and frightening as it may seem to them.

7 Steps to Writing That Knockout Final Paper

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ruth Starkman

Whether you are in the sciences or humanities, there are a handful of objective steps to communication that you need to master.