Applying Lessons Learned Abroad to Writing Consultations

I studied abroad in France for the Spring 2016 semester. During that time, I took mainly literature courses in French and lived in a residence primarily for first-year students, which offered a few rooms to International students like myself. When the other students learned I was American, they pretty quickly began to ask for help… Read More Applying Lessons Learned Abroad to Writing Consultations

Why the First Step to Writing a Paper Should be Not Writing the Paper

A blank page is daunting. Trust me, I know. Starting this blog post was almost as intimidating as making a speech in front of a thousand important people (except worse because there is no comfort in picturing a blank page in its underwear). We’ve all been there before, right? We receive an assignment that may… Read More Why the First Step to Writing a Paper Should be Not Writing the Paper

Why EN 125 Matters: A Student Friendly Guide

Why does John Carroll make everyone take a writing course? As a graduate instructor of English 125, I begin each semester asking this question and spend the rest of the semester defending the answer. Freshman year is exhilarating—you’re freed from home, responsible for your own living and learning, and discovering who you are. Then, you’re… Read More Why EN 125 Matters: A Student Friendly Guide