Scrawler Theresa Bailey, UCWbLer Hannah Lee, Scrawler Brandon Haskey, and UCWbLer Annie Baldwin

It’s Time for Rhyme (Scrawl S11 E05)

Hello dearest Scrawl Nation! This week, following last week's terrifying Horror writing episode, we decided to talk about a particular type of writing that is very popular among tutors at the Writing Center: spoken word poetry. Joining us on Scrawl this week were two current tutors at the writing center, Hannah Lee and Annie Baldwin. Both … Continue Reading ››
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R is for Research

Knowledge is Meant to be Shared

Spend a week with the UCWbL's Research Team, and you might get a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data that the UCWbL collects. For everything that happens in the UCWbL, from appointments to promotional events to workshops, there is probably an accompanying spreadsheet filled with numbers and percentages. … Continue Reading ››
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UCWbL Workshops Update

The UCWbL Workshops Team is off to a busy start in the 2014 Autumn Quarter! We have already facilitated several in-class workshops on the topics of Digication, business emails, citing sources according to genre, and more. Thank you to the professors and students who have welcomed us into your classrooms! This past … Continue Reading ››
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Cracking the Block: 8 Suggestions for Defeating Writer’s Block

We've all been there. You have a paper due (tomorrow!), and as you sit there staring at your computer screen, the words just will not come. How do you break that stasis? How do you, the frozen deer, grab those headlights with your tiny hooves, then turn them around and shine them right in that … Continue Reading ››
Scrawlers Theresa Bailey and Brandon Haskey

Vampires, Zombies, and Ghosts! Oh, my! (Scrawl S11 E04)

Scrawl Nation! Before you listen to this week's Scrawl episode, prepare yourself for ghastly humor and semi-frightening stories during this week's horror episode!  This week, we were lucky enough to meet with Professor Jonathan Gross, who works in the English department and is teaching "The Gothic: Vampires, Zombies, and Frankenstein"  this quarter at DePaul.After … Continue Reading ››
Left to Right: UCWbLer Nick Enquist, Scrawler Theresa Bailey, and Scrawler Brandon Haskey

Make ‘Em Laugh (Scrawl S11 E03)

Hello Scrawl Nation! On this week's episode of Scrawl Radio, we focused on comedy writing. Our guest this week was UCWbLer and graduate student Nick Enquist. Nick writes for the comedy group Whiskey Wry and is a veteran of the Second City writing program, so we asked him to join us this week to … Continue Reading ››

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