Archive for Ryan McGinty

Why Does it Seem Like EVERYTHING is happening in May??? By Azra Halilovic

It’s that time of the year again! The grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and the warmth of the sun is beckoning you to come outside and enjoy SPRING. But at the same time, you’ve got to finish up that novel, write a research paper, and study for a test (or two… or three). […]

What Good Is Writing Anyway? by John Kennedy

Throughout high school I hated writing (weird coming from a writing tutor, huh?). I thought there was no point to writing. I mean, who needs to write when one can simply say what they think? In high school I avoided all upper level English and composition classes at all costs, and figured I could simply […]

Great Authors Are People Too by Lynn Olson

It’s often hard to remember when I’m reading a “classic” novel or essay that the story unfolding before me did not just magically appear on the page. After all, these were the great authors, right? The people who were sprinkled with some special fairy dust that made their ideas simply take shape into words without […]

Post-Prompt by Brett Nelson

Starting a paper can often be a daunting task. Many students find that thinking of ideas is fairly straightforward, but transferring those ideas onto paper is more difficult. Here are some strategies that I use to get started on a paper: -begin brainstorming as soon as you get a prompt. A professor of mine once […]