General Essay Writing Tips

General Essay Writing Tips

Despite the fact that, as Shakespeare said, “the pen is mightier than the sword,” the pen itself is not enough to make an effective writer. In fact, tho’ we may all like to think of ourselves as the next Shakespeare, inspiration alone is not the key to effective essay writing. You see, the conventions of English essays are more formulaic than you might think – and, in many ways, it can be as ordinary as counting to five. Continue reading General Essay Writing Tips

Essay Writing Center

Essay Writing Center

The Student Essay Writing Center provides you with help and advice in an easy-to-read and understandable format. Essay writing can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. This resource is designed to make essay writing doable – even joy and titillating! Here you will learn how to brainstorm, write, structure, and revise your essay so that you can stand out from your peers. Continue reading Essay Writing Center

How the Grinch Stole Writing

How the Grinch Stole Writing

Every Writer in Wordville liked stories a lot.
But the Grinch who lived North of Wordville did not!

The Grinch hated writing—the entire creative way.
Now, please don’t ask why. No one knows what to say.

It could be, perhaps, he didn’t own paper or pen.
It could be he disliked attempting again, and again. Continue reading How the Grinch Stole Writing

The Benefits Of Writing With Good Old Fashioned Pen And Paper

The Benefits Of Writing With Good Old Fashioned Pen And Paper

Do students learn better by typing on a keyboard or writing with pen and paper?

In 2013 Patricia Ann Wade, a learning specialist with Indiana University’s School of Medicine, found herself investigating this question, one she had been asked by time-crunched medical students again and again. The reaction, she found, was not ordinary. Continue reading The Benefits Of Writing With Good Old Fashioned Pen And Paper

Paper choice has a big influence on the results of your calligraphy

Paper choice has a big impact on the results of your calligraphy. Successful calligraphy is the result of matching the right ink to the right paper. There are so many ink and paper choices, that it can be confusing and overwhelming to find the best combination! Lets explore how the ink that comes with the Pilot Parallel pen – Pilot Mixable Colour – performs on various papers.

On some papers, your ink will spread from your pen stroke and feather out into the page. This is called “bleed” and it is typically one of the very first challenges calligraphy students will encounter. On other papers, bleed will be minimal. On the best papers, you’ll be able to see the ink “pooling,” but it will not bleed. Continue reading Paper choice has a big influence on the results of your calligraphy

A Brief History of Sending a Letter to Santa

A Brief History of Sending a Letter to Santa

«My pals say there is no Santa but I just have to believe in him,» writes 12-year-old Wilson Castile Jr. writing to the jolly fellow in 1939. Twelve might seem a bit old to believe in the portly resident of the North Pole. But Wilson, writing from his home in Annapolis, Missouri, seems worthy of extra sympathy. Continue reading A Brief History of Sending a Letter to Santa