Tag Archives: writing tips

College advice: A few tricks to starting your research paper

Starting a research paper, like any art form, begins with simple strokes. And much like painting or sculpting, the first steps are often the hardest. The trick to getting past this proverbial road block is to just get your ideas …

Continue reading

Posted in College Success Tips, Promotions, Research Paper Help, Student resources | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Tips and tricks on how to write a research paper

When my professor proposed a research project, I panicked. One student actually dropped the course, so great was her fear. We were told to utilize Chicago Manual. What was that! It is often used by historians and built into MSWord. …

Continue reading

Posted in College Success Tips, Promotions, Research Paper Help, Student resources | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

Unleash your inner artist — Top creative writing tips

Looking to unleash your inner artist? Putting pen to paper, or who are we kidding, fingers to keyboard, can be rewarding. But discovering the untapped poet or novelist inside of you can also be hard work. If you truly want …

Continue reading

Posted in QTA Blog | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Tactical tricks for becoming a better writer

For some the writing process is cathartic, while for others it’s more like torture. As a college student, having good writing skills is more critical for certain majors than others. However, once college is over, to compete in today’s job …

Continue reading

Posted in Humanities, Literature, QTA Blog, Research Paper Help | Tagged , | 16 Comments

Writing help: Planning a research paper

The odds are pretty slim that you will make it through four years of college without having to write a research paper. But don’t be frightened by the prospect. Planning a research paper doesn’t have to be scary; in fact, …

Continue reading

Posted in QTA Blog | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Writing tips for your next term paper or research project — Get started now!

It is easy to get overwhelmed with reading, research and homework assignments to the point where you hardly know what day it is. No wonder you find that you have a term paper or research project due next week and …

Continue reading

Posted in College Success Tips, Communication and Journalism, Humanities, Literature, Research Paper Help, Student resources, Study Tips | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

More than tradition: Writing tips for religious studies research projects

Religious studies are not just for those who want to focus on a particular religious tradition. The topic easily integrates with liberal arts, philosophy and sociology. When faced with the prospect of completing a term paper or research project for …

Continue reading

Posted in Research Paper Help | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Analyze This

How to write a good book review A book review is “not a retelling,” emphasizes Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), nor is it “a book report or a summary.” Instead, they explain in How to Write a Book Review, it …

Continue reading

Posted in Literature, Research Paper Help | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tools that Build Strong Papers

David R. Williams calls sentences and paragraphs “the tools of the writing trade.” In his book Sin Boldly! Dr Dave’s Guide to Writing the College Paper (Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 2000) 31, he says, “The sentence is the hammer you …

Continue reading

Posted in Research Paper Help | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Blast Through Writer’s Block

“Getting started,” say Sam Deep and Lyle Sussman, “may be the most difficult task when you sit down to write.” Luckily for us, their book Yes, You Can! 1,200 Inspiring Ideas for Work, Home, and Happiness (Reading, MA: Perseus Books, …

Continue reading

Posted in Communication and Journalism, Research Paper Help | Tagged , | Leave a comment