Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July! Today, we get to celebrate one of SJSU's favorite alumni athletes - Joey Chestnut! He has already won Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest ten times and is hungry for more wins! Today, we also get to enjoy all these in-good-fun comics like this one: But as we celebrate our nation's …

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Whip Your Writing Into Shape: a YouTube Experience

This week we're going to throw it back in time to that period of big hair, Jazzercise videos, and neon stirrup pants -- the 80s! Our tutor Christina created a totally tubular YouTube video that's both a tribute to the 80s AND a useful resource on ways to help your writing! Check it out, dude! …

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Ask the Specialists (June): What is your favorite (academic) word?

We're well into our summer term here at SJSU, so it was high time to have a meeting! This month, we asked our tutors and staff to look back at some great moments in their own academic records.  Thus, we asked the question: What is your favorite word (or phrase or sentence) that you've ever …

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Better Know a Department: Aerospace Engineering

Welcome to "Better Know A Department: Summer Edition!" Our (recently graduated) tutor Aparna sat down with Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos from the Department of Aerospace Engineering shortly before the Spring semester ended.  Dr. Mourtos has taught at SJSU for an impressive 33.5 years (he began in January 1985) and is the Chair of the Department of …

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Writing Center Congratulations and Summer Tutoring!

We are always so proud of our tutors here at the Writing Center! The latest news? Ariel Andrew, one of our recently graduated tutors, was just published in The Peer Review! Her article, "Who Do We Think We Are, Anyway?: Writing Tutor Identity Formation through Storytelling" is available here. Want a sneak preview? Here's just one …

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It’s (nearly) Summer Vacation!

It's summer!*  Time to do your happy dance! *(Well, it is Final Examination Makeup Day...but the Writing Center is closed until Summer Session begins...) First, we expect that you'll spend several days doing this: But, then, reality sets in.  You head back to your summer job: and/or to summer school: But, no matter what, you're still determined …

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Better Know our Writing Support Services: Interview with Amy Russo

We’re so happy to welcome our newest member of the Writing Center staff, Amy Russo. As the Coordinator of Multilingual Writing Support Services, Amy will be working with a wide variety of students here at SJSU.  Let’s settle in and learn a bit more about our newest Spartan:     The Write Attitude: Why is learning …

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The Wrap-Up 2018: Parting Advice from Graduating Tutors

All good things must come to an end, and that's especially true this year at SJSU. While we are happy so many of our beloved tutors are graduating, we'll be sad to see them go! But, never fear, we asked each of them to offer one final piece of advice for us. Ajah: The closer you …

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New Writing Center Video: Kerri’s “Preparing and Delivering Presentations”

Our tutors are always hard at work as they strive to provide the latest and greatest academic resources for you! Kerri, one of our graduating tutors, has just created a new video for the Writing Center featuring tips from her interview with SJSU's Professional and Technical Writing Program Director, Dr. Mark Thompson. Watch this video on …

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Ask the Specialists (May): Writing is like…

On Friday, we had our last Writing Center meeting of the year! (Never fear, we'll still have summer tutoring available. Keep an eye out for flyers soon!) For a bit of symmetry, we thought we'd ask a companion question to our first "Ask a Specialist" post of the school year back in September. What metaphor …

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