Quick Writing Tip

One of our Writing Experts, Dr. Marcus Leman, told me the following may be "one of the most helpful pieces of writing advice [he] ever received:"

“Give your essay the three-part feel of completion, of beginning, middle, and end. Many a beginner’s essay has no structure and leaves no impression. It is all chaotic middle. It has no beginning; it just starts. It has no end; it just stops, burned out at two in the morning.” [Sheridan Baker, The Longman Practical Stylist (New York: Pearson Education, 2006), 27.]

Dr. Leman continues: 

"Every paragraph, every unit, every essay needs a beginning, middle, and end. Time invested in these slices of your essay will produce the greatest returns. Come learn more at our Writing Center workshop—"Structure and Style"—Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2:00pm in Crismon Hall (Boyce Library)"