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How What You Learned in Expos Applies to Science Writing

by Ariel Vilidnitsky For STEM concentrators, writing assignments in non-science courses may sometimes feel a bit removed from the academic work you’re asked to do in your science courses. But while it may not seem like it at first, many of the skills you develop in learning to write, say, a literary analysis or a … Continue reading How What You Learned in Expos Applies to Science Writing

How to Close Read a Film

by Nathan Roberts, Departmental Writing Fellow in Art, Film, and Visual Studies Departmental Writing Fellows offer discipline-specific writing support to students taking courses in that department. This post is adapted from a handout Nathan shared at a recent workshop on close reading film for students in AFVS. Step 1: Decide what to focus on depending … Continue reading How to Close Read a Film

Your Essay’s Argument Might Be Hiding in Your Conclusion

by Sonia Epstein “a thesis statement shouldn’t be a teaser-trailer; it should be the ‘tl;dr’ of your paper” I’m finishing up an essay about a 19th century British novel, a pretty typical “marriage plot” novel whose curtain closes on a headstrong female protagonist, now with a ring around her finger, ready to live out her … Continue reading Your Essay’s Argument Might Be Hiding in Your Conclusion

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