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Spotlight Resources

Summary:

This page provides a record of every page that has been featured in the "Spotlight Resource" section on the OWL's front page. Resources are dated in reverse chronological order (most recent first).

2019

Feb. 19, 2019: Check out the third of eight new OWL vidcasts scheduled for this semester, which is written by (and stars) the OWL's Mason Pellegrini! This video (part of a two-video series) describes how to prepare for a writing assignment in ways that make staying motivated a breeze. 

Feb. 1, 2019: Enjoy the second of eight new OWL vidcasts scheduled for this semester! In this video, Alejandra sheds light on the differences between active and passive voice in hopes of explaining why teachers seem to hate the latter one so much—except for when they don't.

Jan. 22, 2019: Introducing the first of eight new OWL vidcasts set to debut in Spring 2019! In this video, Libby addresses one of the more frustrating mysteries related to common writing assignments: why isn't there a single unified system for citations?

Jan. 15, 2019: The OWL is very proud to announce the soft launch of our new engineering documentation series of articles (penned by Purdue's own Ashish Patel). The first two articles in this series discuss the conceptual and preliminary design stages of an engineering project, during which engineers document the project's purpose and specifications. This series will conclude in Spring 2019.

2018

Dec. 10, 2018: Visit our new Chicago Overview and Workshop page, which provides a quick crash course on the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) and directs visitors to medium-specific citation resources. Thanks to graduate student Maggie Myers for this much-needed update, which brings the navigation architecture of our Chicago resources in line with our MLA and APA resources.

Nov. 26, 2018: Learn to argue like the greatest ancient orators in our new piece on classical argumentation by Kaden Milliren from the Purdue English Department. This resource uses Aristotle's instructions to orators in his On Rhetoric to build a robust structure for persuasive argument.

Nov. 7, 2018: Check out our brand-new article on film writing by Kylie Regan from the Purdue English Department. In this resource, you'll learn how to write about the visual choices that directors make to craft cinematic masterpieces.

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