A Few of our Favorite Sentences, Part 2

On Monday, we shared a list of great sentences as decided by The American Scholar, and we thought it might be fun to share a few of our favorite sentences (gathered from the Writing Center tutors and faculty and staff in the Writing Program and English Department). Hillary likes this short but sweet sentence from As I Lay Dying: […]

A Few of Our Favorite Sentences, Part 1

On Monday, we shared a list of great sentences as decided by The American Scholar, and we thought it might be fun to share a few of our favorite sentences (gathered from the Writing Center tutors and faculty and staff in the Writing Program and English Department). Professor Eric Ekstrand likes this sentence by WD […]

Tuesday’s Tip: The Breathtaking Sentence

Guest Post by Professor Phoebe Zerwick In my first-year writing classes, I focus mostly on what those of us who teach writing call global issues: using evidence to support a claim, using transitions to keep focus, and organizing material for clarity and purpose. But those of us who love to read know that often it’s […]

The Best Sentences

Last week, The American Scholar published a list of the ten best sentences. Included are sentences from F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, and Toni Morrison.  Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted […]