Back in October, the Daily Texan (the student newspaper here at UT-Austin) for some bizarre reason, published a brief essay by me that gave some writing advice to struggling students. Apparently, this essay became a big hit in the Physics department here at UT. I have no idea why. Anyway, it's available online. If you want to see my column, here it is.
[Please note - the student editors made a few changes that still puzzle me. They managed to render one sentence meaningless, though I'm sure they meant well. Still, the essay is 95% what I sent to them]