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Nov 8, 2010

Surviving Senior Year: Getting Personal

I still haven’t written my personal statement yet. You know, the one that more or less says “explain yourself in 700 words or less.” The one that asks you to take the last four yours of your life and make them fit in an essay. The one that asks you to be creative, and witty, and unique, while also demonstrating your intelligence and artfully adding in all of your accomplishments.

Jul 24, 2008

I Wanted to Have Sex, But I Wanted to Make Him Wait More

For those of you who follow any of my entries on here, if you know anything about me, you know...

May 12, 2008

What You CAN Do with a B.A. in English

What can you do with a B.A. in English? What is my life going to be? Four years of college,...

5 Ways to Combat Writer’s Block

Okay so it’s finals week, and that = lots and lots of papers, lots of tests, and, of course, the...

May 10, 2008

Tell Your (Modern) Love Story and Get Published in The NY Times!

The infamous Modern Love column in The New York Times is looking to the college demographic to find out what...

Chick Lit That Won’t Rot Your Brain

Chick lit—one step above romance novels and one step (OK…maybe a few steps) below Jane Austen on the Ladder of...

Feb 7, 2008

Feb 6, 2008

Need an A+? Berate Your Ex! (and Other Writing Tips)

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it can take me a while to get into the academic-paper-writing mood of...

Jan 24, 2008

Goodreads: The Place for Book Nerds

“I would rather set my hair on fire than read this book again.” “Saying this is the best book I’ve...

Jan 23, 2008

Writing College Papers: The Art of Bullshit

I was an English major during undergrad, and people often have the misconception that English majors enjoy writing papers. I...

Sep 3, 2007

Back to School: Internet Research for Procrastinators

We’ve all been there. It’s a little past 2am and you’re 3 paragraphs into a paper due in a few...

Jul 4, 2007

Blog Reading for Voyeurs

I’ll admit it—I’m a voyeur. Not the stand in your bushes, peer in your window type, but the naturally curious...

May 27, 2007

I nominate Jessica Simpson for a Pulitzer

So apparently Jessica’s newfound freedom has caused her to tap into her deep and intellectual side recently. I was not...