Weekly Writing Tips from the Writing Center

submitted by sonquisi@augsburg.edu

Before writing a paper (academic or creative), take some notes of what you want to write in your paper. Like an outline, but just jotting some minor notes on a sheet of paper of main ideas you want to address, quotes you found in a source, ideas from peers, etc. This can help start a paper and finish it quickly. There may be less writing block if you know some of the things you are writing about before you start writing.

Read your paper over by yourself, out loud, before submitting it or completing it. You may hear some mistakes you wrote and it is better to catch it on your own that to give it to someone and have them see it.

From Writing Center Tutor, Isaac Sonquist