rife (adjective): very common (and often unpleasant) Examples: Winter storms are often rife with school closings, power outages, and snow ball fights! “…when suspicion and cruelty were rife, and gaunt Hunger wept beside Bereavement, – in such a case, the work of any instrument of social regeneration was in large part foredoomed to failure.”W.E.B. Dubois, The […]
We are fast approaching the end of the semester! The WRMC would like to wish you the best of luck on your final exams, papers, and projects! It has been an amazing semester getting to know your writing and interests through our coaching sessions. There is still time to meet with one of our writing […]
equivocate (intransitive verb): to use vague or unclear language in order to deceive or mislead someone Examples: 1. Analysts accused the president of using equivocation when he was asked tough questions regarding foreign policy. 2. Don’t equivocate or make excuses when you turn in an assignment after the deadline.
bourgeois (adjective): of or relating to the middle class of society; also could describe someone who is overly concerned with wealth, possessions, and respectable behavior Examples: In his work The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx addressed the tensions between the bourgeois class, (middle-class and affluent members of society) and the proletariat class (working-class members of society). Jane’s […]
resolution (noun): determination, a quality that makes you keep trying to do or achieve something Examples: 1. I worked hard and saved my paychecks with great resolution until I had enough money to buy a plane ticket. 2. Whenever the team started to lose hope their coach pushed them to maintain their resolution.
The word of the day today comes from an article on “Using Undicitonaried Words“. Madeupical (N as an ADJ) -related to being made up. Example: Do you use madeupical words in your daily vocabulary? Example: Crafty writers like words that are madeupical in their creative writing. Example: Don’t use madeupical words on your exams! (Your […]
APA style can seem like a daunting task for the uninitiated! This is especially true if you are used to other formats (Chicago Style, MLA, etc.). APA takes practice (and patience) to master. In order to provide you with support and advice, the WRMC is organizing its first APA Style Workshop. Join the WRMC in […]
The APA manual suggests that you use 1 inch spacing on all sides. However, the manual also says that you can use the default settings on your word processor (which might not always be set to one inch margins). We suggest adjusting the margins to meet the 1 inch requirement (unless otherwise specified).