By Natalie Bozimowski We currently live in a world where technology decides how we operate each day. For most of us, the first thing we do when we wake up in the morning is check our cell phones on the night stand next to our beds for any new notifications. Studies have shown that people… Read More The Importance of Literacy in College and Beyond
By Sheelagh Jackson Research papers. Few things strike more fear into the hearts of college students. We have to come up with a topic, find sources, pull out what we need, and only then do we write the paper! The good news is there are ways to produce a stellar research paper in an efficient,… Read More Don’t Let Research Get You Down
By Emily Tomusko “Well, I’m a really bad writer.” It’d be silly to even try to ascribe a name to that phrase; in my time as a Writing Center consultant and freshmen composition instructor, I’ve heard it more times than I can count. Freshmen, seniors, English majors, Biology students, even myself and my fellow graduate… Read More You’re Not a Bad Writer
Being a Writing Center consultant isn’t always the most glamorous job. Students may come into the Center with different expectations than you, resulting in a frustrating or uneventful discussion. Maybe students only show up for extra credit, or maybe they are having a bad day. This is when the job is work. This is when… Read More Why My Job Is So Rewarding
Raise your hand, students, if you believe that writing is only important and valued in English courses. Oh, good—I’m glad to see that your hands aren’t up. Whew! I knew you were smart enough not to fall for that one. Here’s the catch, though—we all know that writing (and good academic writing, to be clear)… Read More “I Won’t Have to Write for That Class…Right?”
Whenever I have an essay or some form of a written assignment, I like to jump right in and start writing. No outline, no big plans, just me typing whatever ideas pop into my head. I always like to save the editing and revising part for last. Usually when I start to read my work… Read More Mix It Up!
Before reading this blog post, I challenge you to step away from your predetermined thoughts of writing and see it from an alternate perspective. Writing does not always have to be academic, serious, or considered as “work.” Writing can be attacked from multiple angles with different incentives and outcomes. Moreover, no matter what, the best… Read More Writing for the Soul