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Tonight’s fun event is very, very full–but that doesn’t mean you can’t get busy on your writing! Here’s one experiment you could try: go to a place where you don’t usually write. Set your stuff up, then make a list of four things you’d like to get done tonight. It’s best if they’re manageable and specific–“find one more source,” “check my citations,” “finish writing intro,” or “read paper aloud to proofread it” are better than “write history paper,” “finish paper,” or “edit.” Turn off your wifi and put away your phone. Set a timer for an hour and get going on that first task! Take a break for 15 or 20 minutes and repeat. You’ll be amazed how much you can get done if you stay focused and set concrete goals. Don’t forget that our handouts are always available; they have tips and strategies for many different kinds of writing concerns, academic disciplines, kinds of writing projects, etc.
Don’t despair–just keep checking! Our calendar is updated in real time as people make and cancel appointments.
And don’t forget to take a look at our handouts and videos. There are currently 99 of them, all created specifically for Carolina students. You’ll find tips and strategies for crafting a strong thesis statement, writing an effective introduction or conclusion, overcoming writing anxiety, making your papers more concise, writing for specific disciplines and purposes (application essays, anybody?), and more.
The UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center is a free service for UNC students and faculty. Our writing coaches are friendly graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of academic disciplines who are specially trained in teaching writing. Our online resources are available to everyone; they offer helpful advice for writers and instructors on a variety of topics.