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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 October 31st, 2019 in Tutoring, Writing Center Work, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

Written by: Anna K. In life, and especially in college, the chances that you will be asked to read and provide feedback on a paper are high. It can be uncomfortable to provide critique for a peer’s work, but, like we at the writing center like to say, “writers need readers.” Peer review is an …

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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 April 16th, 2018 in Opportunity, Tutoring by Delaney Francis

The Misconceptions of the University Writing Center (UWC) By: Hannah Hallock The University Writing Center is a place most commonly known for English majors to get help writing papers, but this isn’t the only thing the Writing Center does.  Understanding the misconceptions of the UWC can help benefit the centers and the clients alike. English …

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Posted on April 13th, 2017 in Tutoring, Writing Center Work by Jennifer Mahoney

by JJ Gramlich, Peer Consultant, University Writing Center I have to be honest; I suffer from ‘imposter syndrome.’ So when our writing center director told us about the East Central Writing Center Association (ECWCA)  conference, the first thing that popped into my mind was: Oh this is for the real consultants, grad students, and academics. …

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Posted on January 20th, 2017 in Tutoring, Writing Center Work, Writing Strategies by Jennifer Mahoney

by Alexandra Makris, Peer Consultant, University Writing Center In my two-year career at the University Writing Center, I have worked with two students’ artist statements. This makes me a little sad, because I have spent three and a half years in art school so far, and I occasionally like to pride myself that I know …

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Posted on January 9th, 2017 in Tutoring, Writing Center Work by Jennifer Mahoney

by Sydney Fleck, Peer Consultant, University Writing Center The first time I came to the Writing Center felt like my first time going to Starbucks. Starbucks (now my second home mid-semester with its free coffee refills and awkward music as a background to my studying) was a place I’d heard about a lot but really …

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Posted on December 1st, 2014 in Tutoring, Writing Strategies by Jennifer Mahoney

by Leslie Weaver, Faculty Consultant, University Writing Center Most of the cases of plagiarism we see in the writing center are unintentional—students are not trying to cheat; they just do not understand the mysterious, and seemingly inexplicable, rules of documentation. What exactly should be cited? How is an online source handled? To add to the …

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