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The Dos and Don’ts of Professional E-mails

By Alison Fortier Bentley definitely prepares us well for the business world with all the GBs and even CDI, but we’re left to figure out other things on our own. For example: writing professionally for day-to-day business. Don’t worry if … Continue reading

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Is Writing by Hand Obsolete?

We’ve been a little delinquent in posting new material, so I thought I’d get this semester kicked off with a short rumination on why doing some writing away from the keyboard might actually be beneficial, even in this age of … Continue reading

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The Cover Letter Charade

Writing has always been a source of comfort for me—a way to express myself free from the judgment of others.  Ever since my mom bought me that rhinestone-studded diary in third grade (yes, I was “that girl”), I have used … Continue reading

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Are YOU talking to me?

Great writing transcends mere scribbles on paper when your words speak to the reader, relate to the audience, and take on a life of their own. But even “good” writing by mechanical or syntactical standards can fall short of such … Continue reading

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Two Tips to Improve your Writing (Plus Resources!)

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a blog post about writing well. The following are two tips that I think you might find useful in improving the quality of your writing! Without further ado: Use a variety of sentence types. Variety … Continue reading

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How the Rules of Grammar and Punctuation Can Kill a Writer’s Creativity

After years of schooling that have taught us time and again the proper way to write a formal paper, our creativity can easily be stifled by the complex technicalities of writing. We end up worrying too much about things like … Continue reading

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Subject: Reality Check (A Few Pointers on Office Email Etiquette)

To: My Ego From: Corporate America Subject: Reality Check Never before having worked in a corporate setting, my internship this summer certainly provided me with a crash course in general office and e-mail etiquette.  Here are three questions that I … Continue reading

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