#EnglishMajorProblems

When your non-english major friends just don't understand

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cyanine:

I freaking HATE citing in Chicago style oh my god footnotes are so goddamn cumbersome and anal retentive

I AM NEVER TAKING A HISTORY COURSE AGAIN

GIVE ME BACK MY PRECIOUS MLA

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frenchingtoast:

no but you don’t know how frustrating it is when people ask me to edit their work and i agree because i think they mean basic grammar edits, but then i find out afterwards by “edit” they mean “i’m going to give you the most bare bones outline/most terrible first draft ever in existence and i want you to fill in all the blanks”

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platypusinplaid:

Got 0.5 points off an essay for using masculine pronouns with a non-gendered third person subject. Part of me is glad that the professor is so aware of these issues of sexism in common writing practice. Part of me just wants that half a point.

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amandaonwriting:

Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

by Amanda Patterson

(via writetothestars)

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