by Mackenzie Clinger Everyone has different experiences with writing. Sometimes these experiences are motivating and drive you to achieve progress you had never believed possible. This is the experience that I can mostly relate to. I can name countless English teachers I have had that have allowed me to grow as a writer… Read More Afraid to Visit the Writing Center? Don’t Be!
by Silvia Iorio Whenever the month of August comes around, the reality of school starting soon begins to set in. As I remember how quickly the hot summer days filled with popsicles, laziness, and the cool feeling of pool water have gone by, I also look forward to coming one step closer to goals I… Read More The Switch: Summer’s August to School’s August
by Mara Bahmer Ever since I was four years old, when my parents first started teaching me how to read and write, I have had an affinity for writing. Throughout my childhood I read books constantly, tearing through them like they were sweet desserts rather than stacks of paper. I also spent much of my… Read More The “Write” Choice: Asserting Writing’s Importance in our Society
by Silvia Iorio I remember sitting in the library my freshman year of college. It was final’s week and I was working on my final paper for a philosophy course. I was arguing that time does not exist. I looked up at the clock when I hit writer’s block. It was 4:00 AM. My eyes… Read More Plan to Plan: Avoiding Final’s Exhaustion
by Rachel Schratz Recently, Colum McCann, an Irish novelist, visited our campus. During his time here, he graciously visited several classes and spoke at a reading and other private Q&A sessions. While in the intimate setting of a small classroom with several other students and faculty, he told us personal stories of his adventures biking… Read More Getting it Write: Writing to Know
by Jordan de Bord Hello Internet – This is my first blog that I have ever written. What is even more shocking (at least to some of you it will be), is that as I type this sentence onto my laptop, I still have absolutely no idea what this blog will be about! It has… Read More Intimacy and Writing: Learning About Others Through Their Writing
by Mallory Fitzpatrick What’s the hardest part of writing an essay? People will give lots of varied answers to this question, but for many, the hardest part of writing is starting. Whether it’s a literary analysis, a creative writing piece, a cover letter, or a lab report, getting started can be the most daunting part… Read More Letting Your First Draft Be Bad