It was nerve wrecking and a little strange, but what could I really do if the writer had a great handle on her assignment and it was well-written. Today was my first lead on a tutorial and I think I … Continue reading
I had the opportunity to sit in this morning on “Coffee and Commenting,” a forum for DePaul’s Writing Fellows (and some Tutors) to give and receive peer feedback…on our peer feedback.
A few days ago, the online resource ‘Virgil’ was brought to my attention. This helpful writing tool was developed by the University of Texas’ Writing Center, Undergraduate Writing Center. This morning, I had the opportunity to play around with the … Continue reading
When first logging on to the Capital Community College Foundation’s Guide to Grammar and Writing you may be amused by the puffy font, section bubbles and multicolored punctuation surrounding the page, but don’t be fooled. This site is serious business.
We’ve all been there. The essay is assigned on Monday and you have every intention of starting on Tuesday. Wednesday rolls around and you vow to spend at least an hour writing a first draft. Thursday slips away and on … Continue reading
What are you doing on the afternoon of February 14th? We hope that you’re coming to Love Across Languages, a multilingual poetry reading in the Loop’s North Cafe!
I have always been fiercely defensive about my own writing. As a teenager, I remember composing my very first piece of what we now know as Creative Nonfiction. I thought it was beautiful. Perfect. Heartbreaking. Clearly, I was destined for … Continue reading
(Gotta love a good colon title, yeah?) When one commonly thinks of ‘Writing,’ the idea usually looks something like this. (‘this’ being what you’re looking at right now, words/sentences/paragraphs/punctuation.) ‘Literacy’, then, seems tied to the ability to understand and communicate … Continue reading
A recent study published by researchers from the University of Chicago was brought to my attention yesterday that discovered allowing students a few minutes to write about their anxiety before a test will enhance their performance. According to the study, … Continue reading
How boring is it when you start a new job and all they do is give you a list of duties, or dry pages of a handbook or they make you watch some decades old instructional video? It seems that … Continue reading