How Web Writing Differs from Printed Writing

My husband is taking a writing for the web class right now online, and they have been talking a lot about the differences between internet writing and printed writing. The information you read in a book or magazine is a lot different than the information you read on the web, both in format and in actual content. This is something that you may not notice at first, but you will if you ever decide to write for the internet. Continue reading “How Web Writing Differs from Printed Writing”

Some Basics of Footnoting Conventions

The proper citation and referencing of your paper is part of the development of legal writing skills. Get used to following the OSCOLA system and you will soon find that referencing your work will cease to be a chore. This section of the guide is concerned with the normal conventions applicable to the preparation of a typescript. The authoritative guide to your citations is The Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities, (known as OSCOLA) which the law school has adopted as the required form for the citation of sources in all written work by undergraduates, taught postgraduates and research students. Continue reading “Some Basics of Footnoting Conventions”

Writing with Passion When You Have None

I write every single day of the week for anywhere from six to twelve hours a day. That is a lot of time to devote to the keyboard, so you’d think that I would at least enjoy what I do. Sadly, you couldn’t be further from the truth. I may act like I love to write, but my true passion is math and design. I have never enjoyed the writing process, but I’ve always been good at it. That’s why I chose to pursue it as a career. Continue reading “Writing with Passion When You Have None”

Sounding Smart without Overcompensating

For some reason, most people think that an essay in college has to sound stiff and boring, but that is not necessarily the case. While there is nothing wrong with sounding intelligent in a college essay, you also need to keep in mind the need to make your writing interesting to read. If you’re purely focused on sounding smart, you may actually come across as someone who is overcompensating for a lack of confidence or intelligence. Continue reading “Sounding Smart without Overcompensating”

Writing an Essay in Reverse

Some students have trouble writing essays in the traditional sense, moving from top to bottom. They struggle to get words on the pages this way, which causes them to take significantly longer to write whatever they need to write. If you’re going to school at one of the top online universities, you need to know how to write well and efficiently at the same time. This is crucial in a fast-paced degree program like the ones available on the web. Continue reading “Writing an Essay in Reverse”

Getting a Degree in Creative Writing

Do you love to write on a regular basis? Do ideas and word combinations flow from your fingertips? Do you have a natural way of telling interesting stories? Do you want to learn how to become a journalist? If so, you may do well with a degree in creative writing. This can lead to an assortment of careers, and it will give you a chance to explore something you love for a living. You cannot get a better setup than that. Continue reading “Getting a Degree in Creative Writing”