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I Get It: A Consultant's Writing Pep Talk

I get it. I really do. We all have those assignments that we get from our professors. This “gift” is almost always followed by a collective groan and the small urge to cry. 552 more words

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Throne of Glass Fanfiction

Last year, a group of students at my school started one of the best groups that, in my opinion, has ever existed at our school. The Writing Center strives to improve writing and opinions of writing throughout our school and community and I could not be more honored to be a part of it. 576 more words

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How to Write a Paper: A step by step guide to getting started

Sitting down to write a paper, thesis, or dissertation can be a really intimidating experience. First you have to choose a topic, a thesis, gather information, cite your information and then write the entire thing. 983 more words


This Sentence Has Five Words: Understanding Sentence Variety

What is sentence variety? 

Sentence variety is exactly as it sounds; it involves varying sentence structure, word choice, and style in order to give life, interest, and even rhythm to prose. 566 more words


Paper 5: Epistemological Alignment

In aligning myself within the writing center field, I find that I am highly influenced by foundational texts and scholars in the field. In thinking about the overall mission of a writing center, I agree with North’s (1984) assertion in “Idea” that… 1,184 more words

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Lost for Words and Planning to Find Them

I used to be an avid blogger.

As a media and communication major, as well as a writing tutor, it’s no surprise that I find time to… 364 more words


Paper 4: Theories, Methods, & a Continuing Quest for Legitimacy

As a field growing from rhetoric and composition, writing center work and scholarship centers on the theory of teaching writing as process. Similarly North’s “Idea” 1,470 more words

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