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Consultant Elaina Finley

Elaina Finley '19

English major and History minor 

For Elaina, writing is like "being in a forest. If every tree is an interesting fact, or a certain phrasing I wish I could use, then there are too many possible paths for my paper, and I struggle to find the direction which best communicates my argument. Yet I know I would never find the way if I didn't set off, even if I go down the wrong trail at first. Thinking about writing this way allows me to be at peace about my false starts and helps me take a step back and enjoy the process for what it often is: slow and contemplative."