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November 5th, 2014:

Hi everyone!


Fall 2014 submissions are closing, so authors are beginning to get their edited essays back for revision. You might be surprised, frustrated, or even scared by the amount of comments your paper’s received. But please, please don’t freak out. We do this to everyone, so it definitely doesn’t mean your essay is bad. Why do we give so much feedback? I’m glad you asked!

Here at DHR, we understand how difficult the revision process can be. Making changes to your writing can be painful and time-consuming. We really want to help all of you get through the process, so we provide detailed and extensive advice about how to refine your paper. If you ever have any questions about our advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at

Another reason we like to put so many comments on your essays is that one of the greatest and quickest ways to become a better writer is to get lots of feedback from other people and then apply that feedback to your writing. Basically, we’re doing our best to set up all of the submitting authors for success both in their DHR revision processes and in their broader writing endeavors. So next time you open up your Word document, remember that all the comments are there to help you.

Good luck with revisions, everybody!



Ming Li Wu (head student editor)


October 1st, 2014: Greetings to all and sundry!

Welcome to the first Dialogue Humanities Review blog post. Today I’ll be discussing some of the many benefits of publishing your writing as a high school (or middle school) student, specifically through this journal:

1. Experience

The process of submitting and revising an academic work is a valuable life experience, and the opportunity to go through that process at a relatively early age allows you a head start in learning how to effectively edit your writing.

2. Credibility

Having published an essay as a secondary student will give you credibility in the academic world and in the eyes of colleges. Student publication is a great way to stand out when applying for programs or schools.

3. Opportunity for growth

Lastly, because of the amount of writing advice that we provide, submitting an essay to DHR is a great way to grow as a writer whether or not the essay is accepted. Many teachers have such large classes that it’s impossible for them to give detailed feedback to each student, but due to the way our review process is set up, we’re able to put loads of comments on every paper. The revision process is an excellent way to identify strengths and weaknesses in your writing and improve overall.

Clearly, the only reasonable course of action is to submit an essay to DHR. I look forward to reading all of your submissions!



Ming Li Wu (head student editor)