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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?

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? 

The difference between Conversational and Academic English

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Words are just words. Or are they? Writing & Learning Peer Angelica Y. writes about the differences between conversational and academic English and gives us some tips for improving our everyday conversations.

Must knows for exam prep

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Writing & Learning Peers Asia C. and Kaitlyn R. take us through some essential tips to prepare for your final exams

Academic integrity and getting help ethically

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When issues of academic integrity are brought up, it's sometimes easy to dismiss them as just something that the "bad students" do. But sometimes, it is much more complicated than that. Let's talk about what to do and how to get help ethically.