On Thursday night I attended a lecture series at Saint Xavier University. The guest lecturer was Robert Gibbs, the former press secretary for President Obama. The talk was pretty good (probably not worth the $20 bucks I spent, but whadderyagonnado?). … Continue reading
Think of all the choices you make between your handshake with a new peer and your first glance at his/her work. First of all, do you shake hands at all? Then, do you grab a cup of coffee to maintain … Continue reading
My first experiences with shadowing another tutor were understandably nerve-wracking. Having never tutored in any context before, I wasn’t quite sure how an academic tutorial would go, or what part I’d play in it. To make matters worse, I wasn’t … Continue reading
As a tutor part-way into my third year at the UCWbL, I have given written feedback on many documents: about 45 of them, according to a quick search of the UCWbL archives. But none have been quite like the most … Continue reading
The Breakroom, a new office comedy show created by UCWbL staff, depicts everyday tutoring scenarios in the writing center through a satirical lense. The latest episode discusses an often overlooked, yet incredibly important technique that can be applied during any tutoring … Continue reading
Greetings all! As some of you may know, the National Day on Writing is rapidly approaching. We’ve got a lot of great things planned. Who’s sponsoring this event? I’m glad you asked!