Celebrating MLK Day

Today we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s national holiday. Since we've been encouraging further reading during the month of January, here's a selection of books about Dr. King, Jr. (including some written by him), civil rights, and nonviolence: http://www.thekingcenter.org/books-bibliography. If you'd like to celebrate the holiday by reading poems, the Academy of American Poets offers …

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Better Know a Department: Sociology

In our next installment in this series, we have our 100W tutor Elaine Lê to thank for her excellent interviews with two Sociology professors - Jason DeHaan and Tracy DeHaan.  Tracy DeHaan has taught at SJSU for six years for a wide array of courses - SOCI 100W, SOCI 105, SOCI 101, SOCI 176, SOCI 171, SOCI 173, SOCI 170, …

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2018: The Year of Lots of Reading?

Based on the images below, it's clear my social media feed has had a theme in the last few weeks...people are thinking and talking about reading! I get it - my newsfeed is quite literary and yours might not look quite the same. But, in a quick visit over to Goodreads' 2018 Reading Challenge, it …

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New Year = New (Student) You

Yesterday was the start of Winter Session at SJSU and many students have likely come back to school with some resolutions they're trying to fulfill. If one of your goals is to be a better student in the new year, here's a tip: you don't have to feel like the grad student in the PhD …

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Debunked: The 7 Myths of Finals Week

Last year, we focused on those relatable 13 moments of Finals Week.  This year, we want to help you be a better student during Finals Week by debunking some of those classic myths about this stressful time. 1.You don't need sleep or other healthy habits. Sure, Buddy the Elf can survive on little to no …

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Better Know a Department: Humanities

In our third iteration of our "Better Know a Department" series, we take a look at an interview between Heather Poparad, our 100W embedded tutor, and Professor Judith Georges from the humanities department. Having taught at SJSU for 11 years, Professor Georges has been an instructor for various classes, including RELS 191, HUM 100W, AMS 1AB, …

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Meme of the Week #30: Famous People Are Writers, Too

We might be in a new "Golden Age" for television and acting but let's not forget that all these famous actors are reading lines...written by writers. Today, let's take a moment to celebrate writers! After all, there have been plenty of examples of writers who have graced magazine covers: And writers who reached celebrity status: …

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International Write-In Begins!

You've heard it over and over again - the best way to finish a writing project is to actually start writing.  But, for plenty of people, it's hard to feel motivated to sit down in that desk chair knowing that you might stay there for many hours, typing away at a project. Remember how we've …

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Apostrophes’, Apostrophe’s, Apostropheses! (Your Holiday Grammar Explained)

Thanksgiving is over and we all know what that means: 'tis the season for writing holiday cards - and reviewing rules for proper apostrophe usage! Remember: Apostrophes are like garlic; some things taste awesome with garlic, but some things need to stay miles away from garlic. Unlike garlic, though, apostrophes can't just be sprinkled onto anything we …

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