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The Lyre Call for Submissions

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Lyre Magazine is now accepting submissions. The Lyre 13 Team tells us more about this opportunity for writers and artists.

Dealing with criticism for our writing

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Have you ever received feedback on your writing and it didn't turn out well? How do you deal with criticism and save your sanity?

5th Annual SLC Undergraduate Writing Contest opens November 29th

Student Learning Commons Undergraduate Writing Contest
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Our 5th Annual Student Learning Commons' Undergraduate Writing Contest opens on Nov 29, 2021. If you have submitted a paper for an SFU undergraduate course in 2021, you may be eligible to enter and win cash prizes! New this year is the Plurilingual prize that celebrates diverse, multilingual approaches to writing that pushes the envelope of traditional academic writing. 

I did the thing!

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Alumna Robyn J. shares some reflections and insights with us on her academic journey that led to graduation day! 

Making your assignments perfect: Step #1: Revising 

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What does it mean when we say revising? Grammar checks? Correct typos? Nay! Revising is examining whether you've met your assignment requirements, looking at your controlling ideas, and working on the big picture issues in your assignment. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you. 

Thesis Statement 101

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SLC Graduate Facilitator, Daniel C. shares his thesis statement tips with us in a video! 

Getting feedback for your writing

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Asking for feedback for your writing sounds great. But how do you do it? How do you know what helps and what doesn't?