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What Books On Writing Have You Read or Bought?

This is what I have next to me in hard copy. Yes, I have multiple copies of some just to have volume revisions. I don’t think every book is listed because I know I have more Strunk & White around here somewhere. (I have 4 or 5 cop...

7 Query Letter Strategies That Don’t Work (But Many Writers Try)

One of my first real jobs was working for a bank, taking phone calls. I’ll never forget it. Some of the kindest people you know can be downright vicious when they call their bank. Trust me. I’ve been called names that can’t be repeate...

Conquer Procrastination: How to Appreciate Your Writing Time

If you are avoiding writing, if you tell yourself you don’t have enough time, try the following: Write a short description of what is waiting for you at your desk. What will happen when you sit down to write? Remember: Writing is never ab...

Taking notes digitally

June 1, 2021, by Agnes Taking notes digitally Hello! This is the last part of my three-part series on OneNote. You can read part 1 here: Getting started with OneNote – Student life (nottingham.ac.uk) You can read part 2 here: Switching yo...

Switching your notes to digital

May 18, 2021, by Agnes Switching your notes to digital This post is the second part of my 3-part blog series on OneNote! You can find part 1 here. In the last post, I talked about establishing your organisation system in OneNote. This post ...

Digital Note-Keeping

April 6, 2021, by Agnes Digital Note-Keeping When I began my degree, I was really jealous of the people in lectures who would take notes on their tablets and annotate PDFs with ease. Most of these tablets are really expensive and, coming fr...

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A Confession About Writing

marshipan said: ↑ I don’t know. That’s like saying you can hunt because you learned how to fish. Sure, they both involve catching animals for food, sport, or etc but they’re pretty widely different experiences. Click to ...

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Hyphens & Dashes

I’m not an expert of Chicago Style Guide, but I am with the Canadian Press Stylebook. In general terms you have a hyphen, which is used to connect words/numbers (all-star basketball player); and then you have an “en-dash” ...

11 Best Study Tips: The Dos and Don’ts of Exam Studying

It’s midterm season, which means it’s time to brush up on those best study tips and tricks for acing your next exam. Because otherwise, just picture this… The big midterm worth 30% of your grade is tomorrow. After hours of doing every...

Onward & Upward: A Mature Student’s Reflections on Going Back To School

I finally cracked around the four-week mark.  Setting down my abundantly annotated stack of assigned readings, I buried my tired face into my palms and wondered if I was the only one who was struggling this badly with the coursework.  Onc...

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