“This is Going to be Another Wasted College Writing Class.” I was Wrong.

  In my last semester of college, on the first day of my poetry class, I watched curiously for my new poetry professor. He came through the door maneuvering on crutches; his legs were bent and his knees turned in as he made his way to his desk at the front of the room under […]

Now I know, ‘Tis Better to Outline’

I’ve been a College Writing Tutor now for awhile. I help college students write papers… all sorts of papers. One thing that has become very clear: if I can help the student create some kind of tentative  (and very simple) outline, before they’ve even begun to write, then they will save precious time and have an organized planned […]

Writing Tip of the Day: Cause and Effect

Stories that move forward smoothly keep the reader reading! Cause and effect writing keep the pace. So which below is better writing? Terrified, he ran to the police station. He knew that a crime was about to happen. A crime was about to happen. Terrified, he ran to the police station. Which is cause and […]