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Posted on April 15th, 2021 in Creative Writing, Retrospectives, Writing Center Work, Writing Strategies by University Writing Center

By: Lauren W. As part of my Capstone project this semester, I distributed a #WritersofIUPUI survey with the intent of discovering how students of IUPUI felt about themselves as writers, writing itself, and writing in context of the IUPUI institution. Below are the results of my research. When I made the #WritersofIUPUI poll and survey, …

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Posted on March 4th, 2021 by University Writing Center

By: Shannon K. Our wonderful consultant Shannon has provided insight into the dreaded impostor syndrome, while also reminding us of our value as writers with our own unique voice. Writing is vulnerability. Writing is taking every ounce of your mind and putting it on to paper waiting for others to critique. This can feel suffocating…is …

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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 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 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 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 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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