Welcome to our blog page! Blogs are written by our volunteer Peer Writing Assistants, and offer their thoughts about the joys and struggles of writing. Some will be entertaining; others, educational; enjoy browsing this selection as we add to it over time. If you have a topic you’d like to see us write about, put in a request by emailing us at

April 7, 2015: A quick ‘n easy (but non-exhaustive) guide to comma use

March 4, 2015: Tips and techniques for scientific writing

February 20, 2015: Tips for painless referencing and formatting

February 10, 2015: Writing for the web

February 2, 2015: Writer’s block

January 4, 2015: How to write an introduction paragraph

February 28, 2014: Planning, planning, and more planning!

February 24, 2014: Quick fixes for essays

February 14, 2014: Why you should talk to your profs