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Boom Goes the Writing Tips

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By BookRenter Andy

We recently polled the Facebook peeps to help us out with a question: what do the kids do these days for writing papers? Do people still write outlines? Just get right to it? Here are some of the responses:

I just put all the information i want to speak about on it, any ideas, any phrases or topics, quotes. then i reorganize and edit once i have my material. editing takes me longer than putting the info. i never write start to finish, i’m OCD so it would take me forever. – Hadissah

Hadissah has a good strategy here. The editing process is often the most difficult. Listen to Hadissah!

‎                1hour left, plz vote, plz, she needs to win this. she is almost tied with another person!!. plzz we need help..http://www.facebook.com/GoMagic1 plz like page, the like the pic. its for a friend http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=1460…

– Crystal

I included this quotation because I was entertained by the level of desperation in Crystal’s post. “plz vote plz plz plz plz”. HA! What could be so pressing? So I clicked the link, and it took me to a page of an Orlando Magic fan that was trying to win a photo competition for some free tickets or something. Did BookRenter Andy press “Like”? NO! We don’t support spam here at BR. ‘Nuff said. Thanks for the post though, Crystal.

No just get right to it. if you have writer’s block, try writing your name and class info first. – Thuan

Thuan, you da man. If you can beat writer’s block by “writing your name and class info”, I know the career for you – writing!

Hard At Work

Ok, now that we’ve gone over the responses, here are some writing tips from us, as well as some links from around the web:

1.      Write a draft! Writing is a process. The more drafts you put in the better it’ll be.

2.      Make sure you have a thesis (your argument). Develop your argument. Your paragraphs/sections of your paper will be facets of that argument.   Here is a link for thesis help: http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/thesis.html

3.      Have someone else proofread your paper. It needs another set of eyes. If you don’t have anyone else, read it aloud when you’re done to see if anything sounds funky.

4.      Format your paper! Professors or teachers will fall victim to good formatting (nice looking headers/footers, a good font, intutitive organization).  Here’s some MLA formatting guidelines. Don’t be afraid to add your own style, as long as it’s within reason! Link: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

5.      Learn from the masters. Ask for help! Your professors should be happy to help. Here are some tips from famous writers. Link: http://www.writingclasses.com/InformationPages/index.php/PageID/269

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Weekly Coffee Winner!

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Congratulations, Susan you are this week’s $10 coffee gift card winner!

“Remember, on your diploma, it doesn’t give a grade or class rank.”

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Weekly Coffee Winner!

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Congratulations, Elizabeth you are this week’s $10 coffee gift card winner!

“I agree, it’s all pretty good! Haha. I think I vote A the best. Go gummy worms!”

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Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, or Peet’s? BookRenter Taste Test

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Guest Written by BookRenter Briana

No doubt about it, Americans love their coffee in the morning! But which do people really prefer?  Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or Peet’s is the real question around our office. Over 100 million people drink coffee everyday so we want to know if people would really know the difference in their coffee of choice. We decided to take it upon ourselves to do a taste test for our employees to see if there is really a difference in taste and quality.

We set up a nifty stand with 3 different coffee pots to choose from. Our employees had no idea which coffee brand they were drinking but they voted on the one they enjoyed the most.

And the winner……STARBUCKS!

Runner up was Peet’s and last but not least was Dunkin’ Donuts. All tallies were very close, a point separating each one.

Some of our staff was surprised they didn’t choose their favorite coffee which makes me think, can people really tell the difference in their coffee they drink? With all the choices in coffee creamer flavors and sweeteners I’m not sure how one could tell the difference.

So what do people really enjoy about the delicious taste of coffee? And do they really know the difference in their particular brew of choice? I guess we can ask our staff once they stop shaking from their caffeine high.

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Coffee Talk! (And oh, check out our new blog.)

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As it is smack dab in the middle of mid-terms for a lot of our readers we figured,

”Hey, it’s the perfect time for some coffee talk!”

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Hey, what do you think of our new blog?

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