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  1. Mar. 18, 2020COVID-19 and the WCC: Our services are online to help you!
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    Important Update Regarding the WCC and COVID-19

    March 18, 2020

    A message from Clare Bermingham, Director, Writing and Communication Centre, University of Waterloo.

    Dear University of Waterloo community:

  2. Mar. 13, 2020COVID-19: A message from the Director of the WCC
    Message from the director of the WCC

    Important Message Regarding the WCC and COVID-19

    Updated: March 18, 2020

    A message from Clare Bermingham, Director, Writing and Communication Centre, University of Waterloo.

    Dear University of Waterloo community:

  3. Mar. 13, 2020Application Deadline Extended for Dissertation Boot Camp
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    Dissertation Boot Camp is designed to help dissertation writers get a jump start on meeting their writing goals.

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  1. Mar. 2, 2020Revising your assignment ft. Google the rapper
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    Have you ever tried getting Google Translate to rap before? It’s probably one of the funniest things you can do with translate, outside of totally messing with Disney songs. When I’m not using translate as a means to laugh though, I’m using it to revise my essay by having Google read it out loud to me. Granted, that usually is also very funny, as the automated voice has a habit for tripping over lengthy sentences as well as butchering incorrect spelling of words. Use that last bit with caution though, Google Translate does have a habit for pronouncing everyday words like “get” very wrong.

  2. Jan. 31, 2020Forgotten Punctuation and Shakespeare
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    When I was younger, the more pieces of punctuation I could add to a written work, the more I felt like some sort of literary genius. “Yeah, I’m ten and can use a comma, period, exclamation mark, and question mark within two sentences. I’m just that cool.”

  3. Nov. 12, 2019An Exam Essay Survival Guide

    Exam essays can be intimidating. Summarizing an entire course in a few pages doesn't seem humanly possible, right?

    Well, it's certainly not an easy undertaking — but as a seasoned veteran of exam essays, I can ensure you with confidence that it IS possible. Summarized in four key takeaways, this guide is what I've learned about exam essays and how to survive them.

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