Book Review: “Blind Acceptance” by Sandra Pimentel

When I was in college, I took a course called “American Autobiography.” From Mary Rowlandson to Ben Franklin to Harriet Jacobs to Ernest Hemingway, that class exposed me to what must have been at least a dozen stunning, thought-provoking memoirs. That was one of my earliest experiences examining creative nonfiction, but it helped engrain my love for the genre.

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Book Review: “The Writer’s Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos” by Kathy Steinemann

Think you have every reference book you need to write the perfect story?

Think again.

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Paper Planners & Post-Its: Staying Organized in College WITHOUT Technology

Since I started school, the world has moved on from paper agendas and post-it notes. We now depend on to-do list apps, electronic notes, and spreadsheets to remind us of what needs to be done. Don’t get me wrong: I love my due date spreadsheet on my MacBook, but there is something to be said about the paper method – it can really be a lifesaver at times. If you’re like me, and sometimes need a breather from all the technology, try using these two real-paper products to keep everything organized.

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