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The Pen-sive Process
Jul 6, 2017

by Kevin Hagan Those of us involved with talking about writing and helping others find their expressive voices often spe...

Drawn Together, Torn Apart: The Rollercoaster That Is Collaborative Writing; images from Images from: sites.google.com, writingcenter.unc.edu and galleryhip.com

Drawn Together, Torn Apart: The Rollercoaster That Is Collaborative Writing
Jul 5, 2017

by Emily Garcia Since my second year at Appalachian, teachers have joined their students together to create what is either a very fun, educationa...

More Bitterness with Bibliographies

More Bitterness with Bibliographies
Jul 5, 2017

Dear Writing Diary: I read your response about the positive qualities of bibliographies, and I guess I see your point about using them to streaml...

Beginning with the End in Mind; Developing a Process of Evaluation; image from corelaborate.psesd.org/engage-new-york-great-resource/

Beginning with the End in Mind; Developing a Process of Evaluation
Jul 5, 2017

by Michelle Kizer During my last three years here as an ASU student, writing consultant, and an instructor, I have learned that regardless of the...

Don't Be; Just Do

Don't Be; Just Do
Jul 5, 2017

by Bailey Faulkner After completing three years of college, I can honestly say that I don’t remember every assignment I worked on in high schoo...

Read All about It
Jul 5, 2017

by Morgan Pruitt As a college student writer, you have an audience. Yes, you are a writer, and yes, you have an audience whether you want one or ...

Decoding Long Assignment Sheets

Decoding Long Assignment Sheets
Jul 5, 2017

by Bryce Arghiere In the Writing Center, the only things we read more of than assignment sheets are papers. If you’re like me and a lot of writ...

Bitter Bibliographic Baggage: Image taken from Dana Tan’s blog: http://www.danatanseo.com

Bitter Bibliographic Baggage
Jun 27, 2017

Dear Writing Diary, It has happened again. My teacher assigned a research paper, and, predictably, I have to include a bibliography at the end. T...

Celebrating Traditions: Thankful for Grammar Mechanics

Celebrating Traditions: Thankful for Grammar Mechanics
Jun 27, 2017

by Michelle Kizer Every year many of us celebrate the wonderful tradition of Thanksgiving by sharing a great meal with family and friends. This t...

Swimming through an Ocean of Assignment Sheets

Swimming through an Ocean of Assignment Sheets
Jun 26, 2017

by Bailey Faulkner Summer classes here at ASU seem to come and go almost as fast as summer showers in Boone.  It’s easy to feel overwhelme...