Category: Language

Posted on April 16th, 2019 in Language by University Writing Center

By: Logan G. The continual advancement of technology is ever-present in our lives, and its expanding branches have roots in our educational systems and curricula. Many aspects of education and early childhood development that were seen even twenty years ago are no longer relevant or necessary. In large part, the frequency with which children are …

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Posted on March 8th, 2019 in Language, Opportunity, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written by: Jasmine S. Self Expression is something that we all engage in every once and awhile. Whether it be by cooking, dancing, or meme’s, writing is an easy and personalized way to do this. Personalized writings such as poetry or journaling allows writers and readers to jump into an alternative reality filled with emotion, …

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Posted on February 26th, 2019 in Language, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written By: Tanner B. Education often places writing in such a box and limits it to some realm of academic approach only. This is a very harmful stereotype about writing and in many ways, it takes the passion and purpose out of what writing can be. Writing is alive in our community and is breathing every day. Take local …

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Posted on February 19th, 2019 in Language by University Writing Center

Written by: Emily R. Someone once told me that perception of color may vary between people, that my red may not be the same as your red. When I see a strawberry, I may perceive the color I learned to call red, while you may perceive the color I call blue but that you have …

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Posted on February 5th, 2019 in Language, Writing Center Work by Katie Sams

International Writing Centers Week will be starting on February 11th and we will be holding many events for anyone to attend! Come on by for one or all of the events where we will have free food and fun activities! We hope to see you there!

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Posted on March 28th, 2018 in Language by Katie Sams

“Effects” and “Affects” Written By: Haneen Aldebasy Learning the differences between “EFFECTS” and “AFFECTS” can positively affect your grades in school and effect changes in your written expression. Students are constantly confusing these two terms.  Let’s remember that both terms operate as nouns and verbs and that the meanings of each one change notably depending …

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Posted on December 1st, 2016 in Language, Writing Center Work, Writing Strategies by Jennifer Mahoney

by Michael Beck, Peer Consultant, University Writing Center Most American students are taught the importance of reading and writing, but that value often translates to being able to read and write. In the Middle Ages, setting the bar at being merely literate would have been striving for excellence. However, mere literacy often eclipses striving for …

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Posted on May 23rd, 2016 in Language, Writing Strategies by Jennifer Mahoney

by Jennifer Price Mahoney, Faculty Consultant, University Writing Center Ah, summer. No classes. Long days. Downtime for some pleasure reading? If you’re lucky enough to have a few days off during the warm weather, you may find yourself looking for a good book. And if you’re a budding writer, you may want to read a …

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Posted on April 18th, 2016 in Language by Jennifer Mahoney

by James White, Student Consultant, University Writing Center As previously mentioned in an earlier post by one of our resident UWC badasses, George Carlin had a very famous routine that involved seven words that should never be said on television. Forty-four years later and one of the last words on his list was recently spoken …

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Posted on April 3rd, 2016 in Language by Jennifer Mahoney

by Sarah Evans, Student Consultant, University Writing Center Our writing consultants have sent in some of their favorite memes that keep them laughing about writing, grammar, and the English language! If you’re in a bit of a sludge after spring break or stuck by writer’s block, take a quick break and enjoy the general silliness …

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