#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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#2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

This week, since we've been talking about perceptions of the "right" way to do things and reality, it's time to talk about your inner critic.  Below are two pieces that might prove illuminating for you -- (here's a hint: the point of both is to be patient and learn to let go.) A video on …

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How I Write: Discovering Your Process

When I was an undergraduate, my roommate (and fellow English major) could only write in total silence while sitting in a certain chair in our apartment and sipping a specific type of steaming hot tea in her favorite mug.  When she was stuck, she'd stare out the window for a few minutes or take a …

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#2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

This week, we thought we'd start the conversation about the perceptions of writers and writing with a humorous take.  Remember these memes from a few years ago? Well, we dove back into the recesses of the internet to find some classics about academia and writing...like this one: and this one: or these perceptions about specific …

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CCCC Photos

We had a great time at the SJSU Regional CCCC! Writing Specialists Ariel Andrew and Saya Morita presented on panels.  Writing Center Director Michelle Hager along with "The Write Attitude" editor (and Digitial Initiatives Coordinator) Maria Judnick led a half-day workshop at the conference. And, thanks to our tips from last Friday's post, none of …

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#2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

This week at SJSU we're hosting a regional CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication)! A few of our Writing Specialists are speaking during various panels and our faculty are hard at work presenting a workshop as well. So, this Friday, we thought we'd celebrate the art of the conference presentation. Usually when folks think …

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