Category: Language

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 February 4th, 2021 by University Writing Center

By: Hannah W. Our amazing consultant Hannah shares her experience with talking, writing, and the value of communicating. Anyone who really gets to know me knows that I am a long-winded person. I can talk for an extraordinarily long amount of time, with various tangents sprinkled in throughout the whole ordeal. When I feel strong …

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Posted on December 1st, 2020 in Announcements, Difficult Conversations, Language, Opportunity, UWC Events, Writing Center Work by University Writing Center

By: Ethan M. Our fantastic consultant Ethan explains our on-going series, Difficult Conversations, and why exactly we should all learn to become more comfortable with being uncomfortable. If you’ve been checking up on the University Writing Center social media recently, you’ve undoubtedly seen the gorgeous flyers with quotes from April Baker-Bell’s book Linguistic Justice, urging you …

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Posted on October 29th, 2020 in Announcements, Language, Writing Center Work by lawelter

Written by: Emily S. Our amazing consultant Emily S. speaks on our new four-part video series: “Language Variation and the Writing Center!”, which is a short series that walks us through the value of all language, information about different dialects, and so much more! Language is hard. It’s a complex subject with many different layers, …

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Posted on May 5th, 2020 in Consulting, Language, Pedagogy, Thematics, Writing Center Work by University Writing Center

Written by: Hannah W. Our wonderful consultant Hannah has written a post that relates strongly to the essential mission of the UWC. The overriding goal in our consultations is to help support writers with writing in their own voice with their own ideas, and Hannah helps explain why. Throughout my life, I have taken part …

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Posted on March 10th, 2020 in Language, Pedagogy, Thematics by University Writing Center

Written by: Finn M. For this drizzly Tuesday afternoon, our consultant Finn has written a piece about the validity of all types of writing, and how having a standard definition of “good writing” can impede creativity and cause insecurities in writers. “Let me make something clear: academically-good writing has nothing do with actual, meaningful, artistic, …

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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 19th, 2019 in Language, Thematics, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written by: Alexa Q. I’m going to admit something that seems counterintuitive for a Writing Center consultant: I don’t really like writing. Shocking, right? But it’s true. To me, writing is a chore. It’s similar to cooking: I like food, and cooking is a way for me to have food, but the process itself isn’t …

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Posted on April 30th, 2019 in Consultant Spotlight, Consulting, Language, Opportunity, Thematics, Tutoring, Writing Center Work, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written by: Armon E. As many writers know, writing can carry a lot of personal attachments—ranging from impactful or traumatic experiences to personal beliefs or strong emotions. It has the potential to embody our thoughts, emotions, and vulnerabilities all in one package. Sometimes this makes writing hard to share, especially when it might involve sharing what …

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