October 26, 2012

I’ll be the first to admit that I rely too heavily on spell check. It’s so convenient to have the computer fix your mistakes for you (and if you’re anything like me, sometimes your fingers just can’t keep up with your thoughts, sacrificing correct spelling). It happens when we text, too. There are whole websites dedicated to…

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October 17, 2012

Do you ever wonder what other people are listening to through their headphones while they are workin\' away in the library? Everyone writes to the beat of their own iTunes. Here are a few jams that we like to listen to. Amber is currently obsessing over Youth Lagoon, but her long-term studying favorites have been…

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October 15, 2012

It’s not yet Halloween and television channels are already having marathons of horror movies! That’s right. There is now no place to hide from Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers, or those monsters that go bump in the night. [caption id=\"attachment_226\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"234\"] He\'s right behind you! Lady! Hello! Crap, she\'s dead...[/caption] That means you’ll be more…

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October 9, 2012

You know that moment when you’re chatting with a group and you mention a word or topic of conversation that you think EVERYONE must be familiar with, only to be met by questioning and confused expressions? (If you have no clue what I’m talking about, then you’re probably giving the computer screen such a look…

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October 3, 2012

Here at the Writing Center there is a running joke about how I am one of the only tutors from Westminster -- I am what students like to call a “Townie.\" While it may seem like a boring place to live to some, this small town actually has some nice places that only us locals…

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September 25, 2012

Some students come into an appointment at the Writing Center asking if we will edit their paper. The short answer is not exactly! The long answer is yes—and we’ll show you how to look for grammatical mistakes, so that you can have the tools to do so yourself. We want you to become a better…

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