Klooster Center Open for the Fall Semester

As of Tuesday, September 6, the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing will be open for the fall semester. We’re looking forward to working with Hope College students on all of their writing at any stage in the writing process. Our regular hours this semester will be Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 10 …

Three Common Thoughts about College Writing (and one small problem)

Here are three things that go through the minds of many college students when they’re asked to write a paper for a course: One: “I’m not going to spend too much time on this paper, because that’s not going to help me get a good job when I graduate.” Two: “Writing is important in English …

Six Things to AVOID in Your Conclusion

Conclusions are hard. Not impossible, of course, but hard. After spending hours pouring blood, sweat, and tears into your paper, you might be tempted to throw together a quick summary and slap it on the end of the essay. After all, didn’t you just spend eight whole pages explaining your topic? What’s left to be …