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Why Perfect Sentences Don’t Matter

Katryna (Katie) Kibler When I began grad school my writing was rusty and feedback on papers was matter-of-fact—like “write in active voice”—and often included edits without explanation. I felt like…

KiKi Reyes

Interview with KiKi Reyes: MFA Alum & the “Mexican Jenna Hamilton” Kiki Reyes is one of the first graduates from AUSB’s MFA in Writing & Contemporary Media program. She talked about…

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An Essay within an Essay

Teresa Hoffman The light-bulb clicked on while I was revising a paper for an English Literature class.  I was making a case for why computer programming is not a good…

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Writing in a Second Language

Sarah Smith Writing in a second language can be frustrating and overwhelming. When I lived in Brazil, I took classes that required me to do some writing in Portuguese. This…

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Andre Hardy

On Football, Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction, and Freedom Before Andre Hardy was a writer he was an athlete, and a damn good one at that. He was strong, fast, coordinated, powerful—the…