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I Heart Revision

Quit Conflating Revision and Editing!
Mar 2, 2020

by C. Townsend I teach portfolio courses, and in the Writing Center, I often work with students who are taking portfolio courses. A portfolio cou...

APA 7 Manual Cover

New Changes in APA Documentation
Feb 24, 2020

by Mary Neal Meador It’s never going to be the simplest or most comprehensible documentation system, but the 7th edition of the Publication Man...

Mindfulness and Self-Reflection in the Writing Center

Mindfulness and Self-Reflection in the Writing Center
Feb 17, 2020

As part of our professional staff development, writing center tutors work in groups over the course of each year to study a topic relevant to writing ...

The Pensieve

The Pensieve
Nov 26, 2019

by C. Townsend As a writing teacher, I often feel that all the writing I do these days is school related, and as the years have passed by, I have...

Our U.W.C. Lets You B.S.U.R.

Our U.W.C. Lets You B.S.U.R.
Oct 22, 2019

by Rahn Adams I’ve been a decent writer all my life, but the University Writing Center is still my happy place—and not because I work there.&...

Procrastination

Procrastination
Mar 22, 2019

by David Healy Why put off till tomorrow what you can put off till next week?  Or, better yet, why put off till tomorrow what you can make s...

Markup, Markdown: Write In Elegant Plain Text

Markup, Markdown: Write In Elegant Plain Text
Mar 12, 2019

by Patrick McCabe People have more options for writing apps than ever before. And yet, Microsoft Word remains the de facto app for college papers...

Grammar Moses Speaks

Grammar Moses Speaks
Feb 25, 2019

by Dennis Bohr I’m Grammar Moses with a few rules for writers. Rule #1: Break all the rules. Rule #2: All the rules have exceptions, including ...

Did You Say “Chicago Style”?

Did You Say “Chicago Style”?
Oct 23, 2018

by Rahn Adams When you’re on campus, what do the words “Chicago Style” bring to mind? Food? Music? Something else entirely?If you’re stan...

Surviving Finals: A Toolkit

Surviving Finals: A Toolkit
Apr 26, 2018

by Julie Karaus It’s that time of year again. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and once again, you might have left one or two t...