Katharine Stel

Senior, Consultant since Fall 2012

Advice for writers
Try to make stronger verb choices and avoid using “is” and “are” too frequently. Using more powerful verbs makes your writing stronger and the meaning clearer. 

How do you get started on a writing assignment?
I try to come up with a list of main ideas and look for frequently recurring themes or patterns, then formulate a thesis. Usually I end up revising my thesis somewhat after doing some research and finding support.