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How do I practice mindfulness? In the previous blog, we gave an introduction to the concept of mindfulness. This entry will help get you started on your practice. There are many practices that help you become mindful: focusing your attention on the breath, controlled breathing, listening to a guided mindfulness... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
What is mindfulness? The word “mindfulness” has been getting a lot of press lately. What is mindfulness and why are people interested in it? Mindfulness simply refers to the ability to be aware of our moment-by-moment experience without judgement. The power of mindfulness can be illustrated with a simple analogy:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
Sacred Heart requires that all students take CIT 201 and CIT 202 as part of their core required courses. What are these courses and why does Sacred Heart require them? CIT stands for Catholic Intellectual Tradition, which refers to Catholic writing and thinking around humanity, religion, and society. Sacred Heart... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
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Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
Tips for Approaching Longer Writing Assignments: Locate campus resources: librarians, tutors, etc. Use software to keep your notes and/or sources organized (Zotero, Endnote, etc.) Implement good time management strategies Make a calendar of “mini” due dates Break down the whole project into smaller, manageable units Look at models of other... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS It’s or Its: Error: It is hot and unsanitary in the restaurant kitchen I work in, and I don’t think the restaurant deserves it's good reputation. With the apostrophe, "it's" means the contraction of "it is." If you can substitute in the two words "it is," then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
The best way to avoid these common grammar errors is to be conscious of the parts of speech in each of your sentences. After you draft a sentence, you should seek to identify the verb (the action in the sentence, sometimes also just "being") and the subject (the agent--person, place,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
Revision is an important part of writing. Here are a few ways to be able to bring a fresh pair of eyes to your writing: Let it sit overnight and re-read it in the morning. Read it out loud and slowly—you will often catch those missed words Read your paper... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
A good conclusion will remind the reader of the major points you covered in your paper. One easy way to make sure you do this in the final paragraph of your paper is to go back and look at your thesis and the topic sentences of each body paragraph. Reword... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
A dumped quote error occurs when you dump a quote in between two sentences of your paper. Here is an example of a dumped quote: Many studies have found that students who seek the help of a writing tutor do better on assignments. “On average, grades went up 80% over... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
You should quote from a source when the exact words matter or have some bearing on your argument. In the study of literature, for instance, writers do a lot more quoting than in other areas because they are often analyzing the word choice of the author. A quotation will have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
Summarizing, like paraphrasing, also involves putting someone else’s ideas into your own words. However, while paraphrasing involves an attention to ideas at the sentence-level (a specific idea), summarizing takes a more global view of a paragraph, page, section, or whole work. For example, a writer can summarize an entire book... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
When you want to incorporate someone else’s ideas into your writing, you should paraphrase if a specific idea is important but you don’t need the specific words that the original author used (for the latter, you would want to quote directly). When paraphrasing, make sure to change the subject and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
Begin with a topic sentence that expresses the main idea of that paragraph (which will be a small portion of your thesis). Stay on topic. If you start a new idea, you should start a new paragraph. Share evidence that supports your main idea. Avoid stringing together too many quotes.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
If a thesis represents 100% of your argument, and you have 3 body paragraphs, then each body paragraph should cover about 33% of your entire argument. If your thesis contains a plan of action (or plan of development), you already have a plan for your body paragraphs. Let’s pretend that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
At its most basic level, a thesis is a verbal “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on a given subject. Are you for or against net neutrality? Are you for or against legalizing marijuana? Are you for or against the cost of a college degree? A successful thesis will… tell the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
INTRODUCTIONS The job of a writer in an introduction is to ground the reader in a given subject (define the parameters of a problem) and prepare the reader to receive the thesis. Here are some strategies for a good introductory paragraph: define the major keywords of your paper give a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
Here are some strategies for beginning to do research for a college-level paper: 1. BEGIN WITH A FREEWRITE Set a timer for 5 minutes and write down everything you already know about the topic: What have you heard on the news? What have you heard from friends? What are the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
For a college to grant a degree, it is required to put into place numerous requirements to make sure that your degree reflects work you’ve done yourself. If a college does not properly check to make sure you are doing your own work, it could lose its accreditation, which means... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
There are a number of factors you have to consider when gathering information for an academic paper. Ideally, you should use the library databases, which index acceptable (peer-reviewed) academic sources. However, if you use a general search of the web, keep in mind the following: 1. What is the URL?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
One of the best ways to be active and engaged while you are reading (and to keep good notes for future reference) is through annotation. The point of annotation is to record your thought process as you are reading. You can write down questions you have, and you can note... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Writing Help
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