by Joshua Templin
A RACC Writing Studio tutor offers insights into hacking writing assignments.
Even if you know all the tricks to writing essays – formulating a clear thesis, connecting your body paragraphs, and transitioning to a perfect conclusion – you won’t be able to start until you have an idea. Invention is a crucial part of writing, but many students have difficulty with this essential step in the process. To help students overcome their writing blocks, Dr. C.L. Costello presented his first Writing Hacks.
The first in the Writing Hacks series was presented in the Writing Studio at 10:30 a.m. on October 25. The presentation focused on invention: coming up with good ideas that make for substantive responses to writing assignments. Costello explained that the Writing Hacks series will provide “the simple answers for life’s writing problems.”
“I will never tell you that writing isn’t hard,” Costello, an instructor in the Communications, Arts and Humanities Division said. “It’s hard. But there are some things you can do to make it easier.”