When Do I Use A Comma?

By Holly Michaelsen Do you ever wonder if you're using the comma in the right place? These handy charts might be just what you need for quick-reference on the matter. For more detailed explanations and specific applications, please see our resource links (The University of Chapel Hill, The OWL at Purdue) and homegrown handouts ("Commas", … Continue reading When Do I Use A Comma?

Quick Tip #14: Using your time wisely in a timed write

By Akhil Kumar It’s easy for students to feel flustered when facing timed writing assignments. While it may seem like all you have to do is understand the prompt and write about it, the task is harder than it looks when only given a limited amount of time. What can you do to prepare yourself … Continue reading Quick Tip #14: Using your time wisely in a timed write

The Books of Spring Break

Hooray for Spring Break! From all of us here at the Writing Center - we're looking forward to a little R, R, & R: Rest, Relaxation, & Reading! In case you need some "beach reading" inspiration, we've got you covered: From our Writing Specialists: Ines: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom is succinct enough to … Continue reading The Books of Spring Break

#2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

This week our Writing Specialist Nicky Lai offers a quick look at her favorite comic series - Peanuts by Charles Schulz. Snoopy is a wise and clever beagle. He can relate to the many writing concerns that students may face while writing an essay and wants to offer us some tips of the trade! (All these comics appear … Continue reading #2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

#2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

This week's contribution comes from Writing Specialist Sheldon Hentschke: Calvin and Hobbes was always my favorite comic when I was a kid, and it still is now that I'm a slightly larger kid. Looking back on some of these comics, I think it would be...interesting, shall we say, to see Calvin at the Writing Center. I … Continue reading #2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

Want more writing help? Register for one of our workshops!

Speaking of resources here at SJSU, did you know you could take FREE workshops with our Writing Specialists?? Come by and check out our offerings for the next few weeks... ...or go online to our website! So, be like the Count and sign up!

How to Write Online Feedback

Did you know that the SJSU Writing Center has a YouTube channel that offers helpful videos about the writing process?  And, did you know that we recently released a new video about providing appropriate online feedback? Feeling excited yet?  Now you know that here at the Writing Center, we're happy to reach writers any way … Continue reading How to Write Online Feedback

Welcome Back…And Welcome to the Writing Process!

Welcome back to the Writing Center, Spartans! Not only do we have some new furniture in the office but we also have lots of new blog posts, homegrown handouts, videos, games, and other resources to share! We're also going to be encouraging you to think more about the Writing Center can help you through all … Continue reading Welcome Back…And Welcome to the Writing Process!

The Write Thanks

Over here at the SJSU Writing Center, we're feeling pretty thankful for our blog readers! But we're also very grateful for all the writers and artists who keep us motivated to keep reading, writing, thinking, and creating. Here are a few of our favorites. From our Writing Specialists: Akhil: I'm thankful for the rapper G-Eazy, who … Continue reading The Write Thanks