“Writing is an important part of every discipline,” they say. “You’ll have to write in every class that you’ll take at John Carroll University.” Many first-year students hear these statements and promises as they embark upon their first semester of college courses (or even attend orientation sessions), as academic advisors and teachers intend to prepare… Read More They Say Every, I Say Any
Editing reminds me of red pens and elaborate inscriptions on a draft of a paper. Scribbles of adjustments clutter the page, such as, “Move this sentence here” or “Change this word to another” or “Elaborate on this idea.” Sometimes there are sections crossed out entirely. Editing a paper may strive to produce a more concise… Read More Getting Rid of the Red Pen: Collaboration and the Writing Center
Attention! Writers, we must prepare for war! We must tighten up our armies! And we must win this war! At this point, you are utterly confused as to what war we are fighting, what armies are, and what we are trying win. By the end of this blog post, you will understand. Now at ease.… Read More Prepare for the War Against Passive Voice!
A reflection paper is due in your philosophy class in a week, and you want another set of eyes on your draft. You have some ideas, but right now your draft feels clunky and sometimes vague. Do you want to ask your roommate to read your paper or take it to the university Writing Center?… Read More Choose Your Own Adventure: Going to the Writing Center
Welcome to the Writing Center’s first blog post! In our first post, I aim to debunk some myths about JCU’s Writing Center! In order to do this, I sent an email to a group of friends. They range from freshmen to seniors, have majors across all disciplines, and some have been to the Writing Center… Read More MythBusters: JCU Writing Center Edition