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How to Read a Novel for Class

By Emma W.March 22, 2017
This post was originally published in May 2016 I remember in high school—and, yes, sometimes even in college—I would go to class thinking I... More  →
How to Read a Novel for Class

How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement

By Kurt HarrogateMarch 17, 2017
This post was originally published in April 2016 We've all been there: sitting in front of a blank word document, staring down the... More  →
How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement

The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

By Janet ManleyDecember 5, 2016
At some point in English class, no matter how smart and perceptive you are, you will find yourself shaking your head at a... More  →
The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

Did NaNoWriMo Slay You? READ THIS

By Sara BenincasaNovember 30, 2016
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is about to draw to a close. But this particular November, after a fractious and often... More  →
Did NaNoWriMo Slay You? READ THIS

10 Questions That Will Seriously Impress Your English Teacher

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 17, 2016
Even when you've dutifully read the book AND the SparkNote (honest to Mom, they're not mutually exclusive), sometimes you need a little extra inspiration... More  →
10 Questions That Will Seriously Impress Your English Teacher

What to Expect From Your First Poetry Workshop

By Kurt HarrogateSeptember 20, 2016
For a lot of people, writing poetry is a deeply private and personal process of committing thoughts to paper for no one else to... More  →
What to Expect From Your First Poetry Workshop

What to Expect From Your First Fiction Workshop

By Kurt HarrogateSeptember 7, 2016
When I showed up to my first fiction workshop as an English major, I had no idea what to expect; my high... More  →
What to Expect From Your First Fiction Workshop

What is Free Verse?

By Emma W.May 19, 2016
If you missed our previous Poetry 101s, check them out here! FREE VERSE! I can picture it in block letters on... More  →
What is Free Verse?

How to Write a Personal Statement

By Kelly HoffmacherApril 26, 2016
Writing a personal statement is undoubtedly the worst part of filling out an application for—anything. I absolutely hate writing them and no... More  →
How to Write a Personal Statement

The Poetic Line (Part II)

By Emma W.April 14, 2016
I know, I know: you're probably thinking, how can there possibly be so much to say about the poetic line?!? why is poetry... More  →
The Poetic Line (Part II)