February 4, 2013

We\'re pretty excited that the Mayans (or their pop-culture analysts, to be precise) were wrong and we get to stick around and talk about writing for another semester! After all, last semester we worked on well over 700 appointments with over 266 unique students! We\'re proud of the reputation we have on campus; sample feedback…

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November 30, 2012

When writing a piece, particularly a piece of fiction, it is important to know who your character is, and how he or she should think, act, and feel. Most authors who find a wide audience do a pretty good job of this. For example, the characters in the Harry Potter series, while they grow and…

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November 16, 2012

Books can offer some of the most exciting adventures of your life, if only you know where to look. A lot of students are biased against books because school assigned readings can seem forced and unnecessary. In reality, there are books that are as adventurous and lively as any movie or video game out there.…

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November 13, 2012

With all of the papers, exams, and other time-sucking assignments that inevitably accompany the end of the semester, it may be difficult to get excited about recreational reading. (In case you\'ve forgotten, with your brain all muddled up with lit papers and math exams, recreational reading is reading you do for fun in this magical…

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November 12, 2012

Dangling modifiers appear in our everyday speech, in the media, and even on street signs: Grammatically, this sign is warning drivers that pedestrians are slippery when wet. I wouldn’t really say that pedestrians become slippery when wet, but even if they do, the slipperiness of a pedestrian does not merit the existence of a cautionary…

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