Most of my academic clients come to me for help with big things: a final paper, a thesis, a dissertation. But undergraduate and grad students, and even doctoral candidates, must deal with at least ten minor writing assignments for each big scary writing assignment that comes along. Those minor assignments (things like online discussion posts […]
Four tips for academic critique…
Here is a little glimpse of the kind of content you’ll find in our Academic Reading Training Seminar, drawn from the new online version that debuted last week —and which continues this week! It involves about nine hours of content plus time spent putting those skills and strategies to work. We won’t just feed you […]
It’s been a long time coming…
Next week we are doing a beta run of the online version of our Academic Reading seminar! Until now, we had only offered this foundational seminar in person, for individuals, small groups, and cohorts. But with the Covid-19 quarantine measures currently in place, we had to close our office. This has only accelerated our plans […]
“Is anyone willing to write my informative essay for me? I’m really stumped about how to go about it.”
I won’t write it for you, but I’ll coach you through the process… tell me more about the assignment in a comment here. What school do you attend? What have you already learned about an “informative essay”? The #1 reason my students struggle with “I don’t know what to write” is that they haven’t done […]
Shipping costs explosion: defused!
With just weeks remaining in the one-year deadline before international small-parcel mail going into and out from America would have come to a complete halt, a compromise was reached at an emergency meeting in Brussels. Read about the compromise that defused the threat, here. I’ll bet you hadn’t heard anything about this past year’s worth […]
What is a stylesheet? And do I have one?
If you signed a Letter of Agreement to become a Wordsmith client, we created a stylesheet for you! If you’re an academic client with Wordsmith Writing Coaches and we edited a longish bit of work for you, we might have a stylesheet for you, especially if your work had complicated formatting, or if your professor/advisor/journal […]