#2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

It's Friday...and the end of summer school, so I'm sure there are some folks out there having this experience: We've talked a bit this summer about the importance of letting yourself be bored and how downtime can lead to greater creativity.  So, in the spirit of our own advice, we're taking a little break here …

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Reading is FUNdamental (and cool?)

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like reading is cool again. And while we've previously discussed how much reading is important to students (especially over breaks), I can't help but notice how many more comics I'm seeing about books and reading, like this one (my favorite): Then I took a listen to this recent NPR …

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Writing Center: International Edition and News

Here at the Writing Center, we're always on the move! In big news, our beloved admin Pat is moving to the Art and Art History Department temporarily to help out. Let's welcome Richard as he joins us in the meantime at the Writing Center!   In other news, we love getting mail / hearing updates …

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Orientating and Hiring: News from the Writing Center

Today marks the halfway point of SJSU's Frosh Orientation Sessions! Welcome to the blog if you found our display at the sessions... And while it might be a little early for incoming freshmen to think about being a Writing Specialist, for the rest of our favorite Spartans...we're hiring! We'll be introducing our new Writing Specialists …

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Voicing the Words on the Page (Part II)

By Luke Coulter Recently, I wrote a blog post about embracing voice when it comes to writing essays. Today, I want to talk a little bit more about voice and how it can help both your writing and your life. Back in 2009, I was teaching English in Hanoi, Vietnam. I had very little teaching …

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#2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

Earlier this week, we talked about giving in to boredom with the hopes that daydreaming can free your mind for creativity ...today we tackle the question of writing anxiety.  What does writing anxiety look like?  These comics explore that feeling: So, how can you get started again? Well, we know that sometimes fear of starting …

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Time to be bored?

It's mid-July.  The initial excitement of summer vacation has worn off - it's hot outside and maybe a small part of you is actually starting to miss having a schedule / more of a set purpose like you do during the school year. But, as this article which has been popping up frequently over social …

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Voicing the Words on the Page (Part I)

By Luke Coulter As a California native, I never saw the need for a phrase describing the weather phenomenon where it is raining and the sun is shining at the same time. When this happens in the Southern States of the USA, however, people will turn to whoever is near them and loudly proclaim that …

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July! Today, we get to celebrate that SJSU's favorite alumni athlete Joey Chestnut won Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest for the 10th time. Today, we also get to enjoy all these in-good-fun comics like this one: But as we celebrate our nation's independence day, it's also time to reflect on the …

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#2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

You may have noticed that there was no Tuesday post this week...sorry about that, folks! But, don't worry - the Writing Center staff was still hard at work. Director Michelle Hager and The Write Attitude editor Maria Judnick were busy presenting at the Young Rhetoricians Conference over the weekend. Today, we're filled with nostalgia here …

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