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Posted on November 30th, 2021 in Alumni, Consultant Spotlight, Consulting by kmcclana

by Lindsey Taylor I recall, when enrolling into IUPUI for the second time as a graduate student, getting the opportunity to apply to work in the Writing Center through a simple email. At first, I thought I would be too busy to hold a second part-time job as I aimed for a higher degree but …

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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 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 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 March 5th, 2020 in Consultant Spotlight, Creative Writing, Thematics, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written by: Zoe H. One of our new consultants, Zoe, has written a wonderful piece about the validity of all forms of writing. Please help us welcome her to the UWC in the comments! There is a common misconception that the only literature of merit is “highbrow” literature, or writing considered intellectual. Think Shakespeare, Austen, …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2020 in Consultant Spotlight, Consulting, Pedagogy, Writing Center Work by University Writing Center

Written by: Michael Botta Good afternoon, Jags! I am very happy to announce that after some technical difficulties, the Writer’s Block Blog is back online! For our first post of the semester, our wonderful consultant Michael has shared how his experiences as a DM for Dungeons & Dragons overlap with his work here at the …

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Posted on November 19th, 2019 in Consultant Spotlight, Difficult Conversations, Neurodiversity by University Writing Center

Written by: Lindsey T. Google defines irony as “the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.” This is the perfect term to sum up my situation as a writer. When I was young, I was diagnosed with a common mental disability you may have …

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Posted on November 14th, 2019 in Consultant Spotlight, Creative Writing, Difficult Conversations, Language, Thematics, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written by: Jasmine Simpson Reading and writing are considered to be some of the greatest assets that any human being can have. In the black community we consider this to be one of the greatest forms of expression, from writing poetry about our hair and nails, to writing songs exposing the dangers of being a …

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Posted on September 24th, 2019 in Consultant Spotlight, Opportunity, Pedagogy, Writing Center Work by University Writing Center

Written by: Michael Botta I’ve wanted to be a professor for a long time. Even before I knew what I wanted to teach (History has always appealed to me), I knew that I loved connecting and supporting others with knowledge. My taste and hunger for ideas has always been insatiable, and my several years working …

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Posted on September 16th, 2019 in Consultant Spotlight, Difficult Conversations, UWC Events by University Writing Center

Nathan M. Our wonderful consultant, Nathan, has been kind enough to write a post concerning trans identities in Writing Centers, the self-discovery that is possible within queer spaces, along with the struggle to claim one’s identity in those same spaces that are increasingly closed off. His account of his own experience perfectly relates to our …

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