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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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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Writing Center Conversation Groups: an Introduction by Nicky

Over the next few weeks, we'll featuring some of the great work of our writing tutors this year! Nicky, one of our graduating tutors, has created a new program for Writing Center students as part of her resource project -- multilingual conversation groups! She has been assisted in this endeavor by fellow tutors Enya, My-Tam, …

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Writing Center News: We’re Hiring!

This year, we've hit some big milestones at the Writing Center -- 21,000+ views on our blog, over 700 views on our new Instagram account, and more than 3,300 appointments and drop-in sessions!  Not to mention, we've opened up a new Library location, expanded our roster of tutors, and we'll soon have a new staff …

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Takeaways from the NCWCA Conference

On Saturday, April 7th, our tutors Ariel, Jenn, and Brooke spoke on a panel along with our Faculty Coordinator for Digital Initiatives (and The Write Attitude editor Maria Judnick) at the Northern California Writing Center Association's annual conference held this year at Santa Clara University. Their talk, "Movin' on Up: Assessing Challenges and Opportunities during Major …

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Visit our Instagram: Read our Haikus!

Frequent readers of "The Write Attitude" know this fact already: The SJSU Writing Center is growing in many different ways this semester! One way we're working to reach more readers, writers, and thinkers online is through our new Instagram! Check us out: https://www.instagram.com/sjsuwc/  On Instagram, we'll offer short boomerangs, photos, and features devoted to the wonderful …

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Quick Tip #20: Don’t let Autocorrect become an Autofail!

Does this issue ever happen to you when you're emailing, texting, or generally typing on an Apple product? As I noted in this re-created conversation, it's dangerous to rely too heavily on autocorrect. After all, there's a big difference between a viola... and the exclamation "Voila!" So, how can you make sure these pesky autocorrect …

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