Rebels, Unite! You might not know it, but you've almost certainly read a challenged or banned book in your lifetime: The Great Gatsby, The Giver, Harry Potter, The Diary of Anne Frank, Continue Reading ››
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 ››
Knowledge is Meant to be SharedSpend 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 ››
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 ››
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 ››
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 ››
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 ››
- Share: what blogs do you read?
- Discuss: why does the UCWbL have a blog?
- Brainstorm blog topics in groups
- Read & Reflect: "How to Write an Effective Blog Post"