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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Summer Book / Movie Preview 2018

There are just a few days of finals left! As you finish up these last papers and projects of the semester, you might be hoping for some downtime and to start planning some fun. And when we say "fun," we definitely mean "reading." So, if you're searching for some books to look forward to over …

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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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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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Remembering Dr. King

Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  In honor of Dr. King's legacy, we're looking back at our celebration of MLK Day this year (below). But perhaps no other tribute is more powerful than his own famous words:     Today we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s …

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The 2018 Books of Spring Break

We did it! It's Spring Break! Time to enjoy all that time in the sun...reading all your favorite books! We surveyed our tutors to see what books they'd suggest over this year's Spring Break -- here are their picks: Ajah: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. This chilling book describes a high school shooting by looking at …

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Did You Know That?: Be Prepared for the Ides of March

There are a few days a year when people enjoy observing some more academically-associated holidays.  Today is Pi Day and tomorrow is "the Ides of March." While Pi Day is pretty self-explanatory (today is 3/14 which are the first few numbers of the mathematical constant Pi), the Ides of March needs a bit more explanation. …

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