In Common: The SLC blog
The Lyre Call for Submissions
Dealing with criticism for our writing
Making your assignments perfect: Step #2: Editing
You've finished revising your essay. Now what? Let's talk about editing!
Thesis Statement 101
SLC Graduate Facilitator, Daniel C. shares his thesis statement tips with us in a video!
Getting feedback for your writing
Asking for feedback for your writing sounds great. But how do you do it? How do you know what helps and what doesn't?
Tackling some of the most common faux pas of English Writing
Should of? Or is it should have? Me and Kate went shopping, or is it Kate and I? SLC English as Additional Language Peer, Jyot K, shares some of the common faux pas of English writing.
SLC Undergraduate Writing Contest spotlights undergraduate writing excellence
The Student Learning Commons is announcing our 4th annual undergraduate writing contest.
Read on to hear from last year's Lower Division contest winner (and current SLC Writing and Learning Peer, Austyn).
You can read past winning papers and find more contest details here.
Grammar Camp: Ending a sentence in a preposition
Ending a sentence in a preposition is something up with which I will not put! Let’s talk about that infamous Latin grammar rule and scenarios where you won’t be able to not end a sentence in a preposition (yikes, a double-negative too)!
Different ways of approaching the academic essay
Many students don’t find the academic English essay structure natural — it can seem repetitive, direct, and rigid. It’s important to recognize that the English essay structure is just one mode of thinking!