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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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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The Write Thanks: Teacher Edition

This year at the Writing Center, we give thanks to those excellent, intelligent teachers in our lives who have bestowed upon us their wealth of knowledge. Where would we be without them? We're thankful for their intellect, their advice, and their commitment to their students. Read on to hear about our favorite teachers. Ajoy Professor: Tye Onone, …

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Better Know A Department: Environmental Studies

Welcome to the second installment of the Better Know a Department series! Our next discipline is Environmental Studies, and our 100W tutor Michelle White has some insightful responses from Shannon Bane, an instructor from the department. With over thirteen years of instruction (and a year spent in our Writing Center as a Faculty-in-Residence), Shannon Bane …

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Ask A Specialist (November): Choosing a Reading Format

The writing tutors had a great meeting on Friday! During this meeting, we explored the following question: What format do you prefer to read - print or web or both? Why? As always, our tutors had plenty of insights to share.  There wasn't a general consensus on the format - most of the tutors switched …

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween is not just a holiday for children (and adults) to eat excessive amounts of candy.  There's some spooky good writing out there to enjoy as well! Take a few minutes to sit back and enjoy one of our favorites: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" as interpreted by The Simpsons.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLiXjaPqSyY  

Ask a Specialist (October): Breaking out of Writer’s Block

We had a great October meeting with our writing tutors! As we are starting to see longer papers and projects in the Writing Center, we thought we'd ask about writer's block this month. Here's our question: Have you ever had a bad case of writer’s block? How did you overcome this “malady” and finish your …

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Better Know a Department: Comm Studies

Welcome to the first post in our new and exciting blog series: Better Know a Department! In this series, our 100W tutors will be interviewing their instructors with a set list of questions to help our readers learn a bit more about the writing opportunities and expectations in various academic disciplines. Enya Gomez interviewed Professor …

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Meme of the Week #27 – Commas Save Lives!

This week, we're talking about commas again. Remember: Commas can do more than save Grandmas...but they're a great example. giphy.com They can... surround the name or title of a person directly addressed, Grandma, why are you looking at me like that? giphy.com Note: The sentence could also read “Why are you looking at me like …

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Virtual Workshop: How to Write a Killer Introduction

The Writing Center is a hive of activity these days with all of our new tutors and all of their new appointments times in the WCOnline! But we're always looking for more ways to serve our students and so we're adding a new resource to our YouTube channel.  As our free workshop series kicks off tomorrow, September …

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