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A Pep Talk for Writers

Published: September 17, 2019

By Peter Mosley, PhD When you write, you’re bringing a piece of written expression into being that has never been created before. Whether what you’re writing is a class project or the most revolutionary article this decade will know, it holds the potential to have a profound effect on our world. When you’re struggling to Read More »

5 Quick Tips on Efficient Revision

Published: February 27, 2019

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By Peter Mosley, PhD Congratulations. You wrote the paper. Now you have to revise it. How do you revise efficiently, taking the most of every one of the precious minutes you have? Here are a few tips.  Give it a rest. It might sound counter-intuitive, but taking a break from your writing project is usually an Read More »

How to Write a Paper (Quickly)

Published: February 14, 2019

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By Peter Mosley, PhD I saw a video recently that was refreshing. There were no flashing lights, no frills, no gimmicks, no professional lighting. Just a chemistry professor, Dr. Pete Carr, sitting at his desk, talking about how to write a scientific research article over a weekend (provided you have already completed your preliminary research). Read More »

Need Better Organization in Your Writing? Try This.

Published: January 29, 2019

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Peter Mosley, PhD   I learned this trick back when I was pursuing my master’s degree in English. The professor was disturbed. Most of us were fresh out of undergrad, and we wanted to impress her. The disappointment on our face created a lump in the pit of our stomachs as she handed back our Read More »

What Would Happen If You Didn’t Write?

Published: January 16, 2019

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By Peter Mosley, Ph.D. I want you to think hard about this question: What would happen if you didn’t write? Let’s break it down. What would happen if you didn’t type up your resume? What would be the consequences if you had decided not to write that last paper for your class, or the personal Read More »

Got Writer’s Block? Try this.

Published: January 8, 2019

By Peter Mosley, Ph.D. Ever had that experience of staring at a blank sheet of paper, nervous and bewildered as you frantically, unsuccessfully search for the first word in your intro? Relax. You don’t have to think about writing the introduction as the first item on the writing project agenda. If you are stuck, embrace Read More »

The #1 Mistake Students Make on Writing Projects

Published: January 2, 2019

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Peter Mosley, Ph.D. Image courtesy of Daniel Gonzalez About 75% of the students who come to see me because they received a low grade on a writing project did not read and follow the assignment guidelines. Most of them skipped or merely skimmed over these guidelines because they assumed the instructions were redundant. This is Read More »