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Rethinking Writing #2: Six Typos You Might be Making

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We spend a lot of time writing—conveying ideas. Writing is critical to communicating, but it is not the same as thinking. It takes some processing. (Check out our last article, Rethinking Writing  #1, for a discussion of this concept.) And while we are certainly not all called to be language master’s, there is a certain level of competence expected in professional communication. Don’t be left on the embarrassing side of these common mistakes: Continue reading

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Rethinking Writing #1: Write Like You are Writing

Write Like You are Writing

According to The Atlantic, you write close to a novel’s worth of emails every year[1]. And that’s just email. With that much time and effort spent on one form of communication, it begs certain questions. “What do you write?”  “What is your style?” Even: “Why do you write?” But one question that is less often asked is: “How do you write?”  Yes, how. How do you actually go about getting what’s in your head onto paper (or screen)? It may not be as simple as you think (pun intended). Continue reading

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From the Marketing Department, General

Hey There!

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By Fran Pruyn, CRSA Director of Marketing and Business Development

I have the attention span of a gnat. And I am not alone.  We’re listening to an engineer explain something about the boiler in the building at the university.  The guy sitting to the right of me is checking his Facebook feed.  The woman sitting to the left of me has drawn a beautiful butterfly on her notepad.  Not sure about the fellow across the table from me.  He might be spellbound, or he might be dazed.  I am writing this blog. Continue reading

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