April 2, 2013

\"A long time ago, there was a kiing named Gribbish Von Harold. He ruled over his kingdo with an iron fist!\" \"Spock started to feel his sweat collect around his inner earlobe. To make matters worse, Ca tain Kirk had a sweaty earlobe fetish.\" \"In the garden of my mind, every body loves bananas.\" Yesterday,…

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February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27 marked the start of our second annual writing workshop with our local Boys and Girls Club. For four weeks, about a dozen middle school students will be meeting with us on Wednesday afternoons for fun activities and writing practice. [caption id=\"attachment_647\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"][/caption] The workshop this year will focus on three types…

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February 26, 2013

Have you ever been marked down on your papers for how you cited or failed to cite your sources? Does the mention of citations or working within the MLA style make you cringe? Have you used some awesome sources in you paper but are at a loss for how to cite them? If so, this…

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February 18, 2013

In the following video, there are three people dressed in white and three dressed in black. Count how many times the people in white pass the ball to one another. You should have counted 15 passes. But that isn\'t the important part. The real question is: did you see the gorilla? Some of you…

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February 11, 2013

We’re not just good at writing… We’re also good at giving awesome, clichéd, and funny love advice! You know, like a love guru, but not the one in that terrible movie with Mike Myers. [caption id=\"attachment_576\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"500\"] from[/caption] So… For Valentine\'s Day, this Thursday, the Writing Center will be sitting at a table…

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February 6, 2013

Has this ever happened to you? You: “Hi. May I ask who I’m talking to?” Some grammar-prude: “Uh, I think you mean ‘To whom am I speaking.’” You: “Oh. Nevermind, I really don’t want to talk to you anymore.  Bye.” [caption id=\"attachment_556\" align=\"alignleft\" width=\"300\"] from Wikipedia[/caption] If you’re like me, then you hate when people…

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