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A student writes down in a journal on February 9th, 2022. Journaling can have a great impact on ones mental and emotional state.

Journaling is a great way to improve emotional state

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief | February 9, 2022
There are many benefits to keeping a journal.

Learn skills from month of writing

By Gina Lorusso | November 5, 2013

For all you avid writers out there, or for those of you who just enjoy writing, November is more than Thanksgiving and football.It’s National Novel Writing Month, and it’s a big deal for the many students with a passion for writing.Whether writing...

Columnist explains writing process

By Deanna Frances | April 16, 2013

Most of the time, if a 14-year-old girl told you she was writing a full-length novel you wouldn’t believe her. You would probably think she is actually writing a short story that she considers a “novel.” That is what a lot of people thought when...

NaNoWriMo writers work together to meet 50,000 word count goal

By Kelly Bauer | November 7, 2011

Word Count: Three. That won't do. After all, it's National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo): a time when every participating writer is given a goal of spewing out a 50,000 word novel in one month. That's a minimum of 1,667 words a day. But thousands...

NIU students able to showcase writing and presentation skills on Wednesday

By Alex Fiore | April 4, 2011

DeKALB | NIU students will have the opportunity to impress audiences with their writing and presentation skills during the Showcase of Student Writing on April 13. The showcase, which has been presented by the First Year Composition Program (FYCP)  since...