Posted on September 20th, 2021 in Blog, Difficult Conversations, Events, Language, Neurodiversity by kmcclana

**Content warning: This article contains references to discrimination, stigmatization, microaggressions, and other forms of violence against people on the basis of race, disability, and other social statuses.** Words Matter: Why I Embrace Anti-Ableist Language: by Catkin O’Grady Ableist language–we see it, hear it, and sometimes even use it ourselves, often without realizing that we’re doing …

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Posted on April 15th, 2021 in Creative Writing, Retrospectives, Writing Center Work, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

By: Lauren W. As part of my Capstone project this semester, I distributed a #WritersofIUPUI survey with the intent of discovering how students of IUPUI felt about themselves as writers, writing itself, and writing in context of the IUPUI institution. Below are the results of my research. When I made the #WritersofIUPUI poll and survey, …

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Posted on April 8th, 2021 in Consultant Spotlight, Retrospectives by University Writing Center

For this series we’ve asked consultants to share a little bit about what they’ve experienced over the last year, as people working at the UWC, as students, and as humans—full stop. It’s been a difficult time for all of us in different ways, and right now we’d like to remember what we’ve learned and what …

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Posted on March 23rd, 2021 in Creative Writing, Intersectionality, women's history month by University Writing Center

By: Lauren W. A short compilation of a few modern-day feminist writers and activists to grace your bookshelves in the near future. In honor of Women’s History Month, I wanted to find a diverse array of writers who identify as women and whose work focuses on feminism, equal rights, and/or intersectionality. This Women’s History Month, …

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Posted on March 16th, 2021 by University Writing Center

Responses Compiled By: Lauren W. Contributors: Brandi, Hannah, and Jasmine. This week, I once again asked fellow consultants to share their writing process and how they go about beginning different writing projects. Below consultants Brandi, Hannah, and Jasmine will detail how they go about writing, and hopefully provide you with some tips and tricks to try …

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Posted on March 11th, 2021 by University Writing Center

By: Nathan M. Back and better than ever! Our amazing consultant Nathan is back with part 2 of his nonfiction writing series. Be sure to look back at his first blog post before you read part 2! In the last blog post, we determined that the only defining of creative nonfiction is that it’s somehow …

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Posted on March 4th, 2021 by University Writing Center

By: Shannon K. Our wonderful consultant Shannon has provided insight into the dreaded impostor syndrome, while also reminding us of our value as writers with our own unique voice. Writing is vulnerability. Writing is taking every ounce of your mind and putting it on to paper waiting for others to critique. This can feel suffocating…is …

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Posted on February 18th, 2021 by University Writing Center

Responses Compiled By: Lauren W. Contributors: Nathan, Shannon, and Chloe. This week, I asked fellow consultants to share their writing process and how they go about beginning different writing projects. Below consultants Nathan, Shannon, and Chloe will detail how they go about writing, and hopefully provide you with some tips and tricks to try when …

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Posted on February 9th, 2021 by University Writing Center

By: Nathan M. From our marvelous consultant Nathan, here is the first of three installments on writing creative nonfiction! When I first started writing creative nonfiction, I had the same anxieties that all my classmates seemed to: I didn’t think that my life was interesting enough that anyone would want to hear about it. I …

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