#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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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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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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Summer Vacation Is Here!

It's summer!  Time to do your happy dance! 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 to have the best summer ever!               And, …

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The Wrap-Up: Parting Advice from Graduating Specialists

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 Writing Specialists 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. Tim: Preparation …

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#2bORnot2B: Meme of the Week

Yippee! It's Spring Break! If you aren't heading to the beach next week, you might be at home writing all those papers you've been putting off.  To help, we thought we'd take a look at the writing process:  Grant Snider, the mastermind behind Incidental Comics, has a sense of humor about writing styles...and the inspiration …

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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!

The words they are a changin’…and so are we: we’re hiring!

Since we've been talking about the new updates and changes to our Writing Center this week, we'd like to point out that we are not alone in our progress. The English language (and our relationship with words) is constantly evolving. In the last few months, in witnessing the singer-songwriter Bob Dylan being awarded the Nobel …

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