Category: Opportunity

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 27th, 2020 in Creative Writing, Opportunity, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written by: Zoe H. One of our amazing consultants Zoe H. discusses how writing is not only for academia, but also a personal experience for the every-day writer. I didn’t know I wanted to be a writer until late in my senior year of high school. I took a lot of personality tests until trying …

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Posted on April 16th, 2020 in Announcements, Consulting, Opportunity, Tutoring, Writing Center Work by University Writing Center

Written by: Emily R. I still remember my first encounter with the University Writing Center: I was a high school student on a campus visit, attending a panel on IUPUI’s academic resources. One of the panelists worked at the UWC, and as I listened to her describe her job I knew I wanted to become …

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Posted on November 26th, 2019 in Creative Writing, Opportunity, Thematics, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written by: Brandi W. As Thanksgiving approaches and many of us look at going home for a well-deserved (and needed!) break, it can often feel like returning to a different planet. College—clubs, classes, and conversations—can seem so disconnected from what is going on at home. However, the people and experiences there actually influence college life …

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Posted on November 21st, 2019 in Conferences, Consulting, Opportunity, Pedagogy, Writing Center Work by University Writing Center

Written by: Grace R. We’ve been fortunate enough to have a former consultant, Grace, write a post for us about how her experience working in the IUPUI University Writing Center has influenced not only the relationships she has formed, but also the way she thinks about relationships themselves. Three years ago, I sat in 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 17th, 2019 in Opportunity, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written by: Ijada J. As someone who gets easily distracted, having a variety of places to write is very beneficial for me. Over time, I started to notice patterns in the places I write and when I write in those places. My favorite places to write are the park, the public library, the campus library, …

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Posted on September 10th, 2019 in Opportunity, UWC Events by University Writing Center

Howdy, Jags! Now that we’re officially in the swing of a new semester, the Writing Center has some very fun and interesting events on the docket! Tomorrow, September 11th, we’ll be holding the second in our Graduate Writers’ Retreat workshop and Write-On-Site series. Here’s some quick info from the host of the event, Logan G.: …

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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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Posted on March 19th, 2019 in Opportunity, Writing Strategies by Rachel Cox

Written by: Rachel Cox Hello, writers! Following up Stephanie M.’s wonderful post  On Writing, the Writer’s Block, and Becoming a Writer  (which you should definitely read), I thought it might be useful to expand on the usefulness of establishing a routine. As someone who has dabbled with writing since I could put pencil to paper, …

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