MARIAN E. WRIGHT WRITING CENTER

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End of the Fall Semester

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Well, that time has finally come: the time of essay after essay, group project after group project. It may feel overwhelming, like you can’t keep yourself afloat, but you only have a little more time left and then the rewarding break will be here before you know it! And if you’re graduating, hang in there!

5 Ways to Prepare for the MiWCA Conference Next Month

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The end of September is near, so you know what that means! The Michigan Writing Center Association (MiWCA) will be having its 23rd Annual ideas Exchange Conference soon! We know that you are just as excited as we are, so we have compiled a quick list of ways to prepare for the festivities!    

Welcome Back

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Here we are, the beginning of September, with classes in full swing yet again. Whether you only have a few classes or you’re looking at a busy schedule, try to stay on top of things so you don’t get behind on whatever work comes your way, and don’t forget to take some time for yourself

New Starts

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Every Fall semester brings its own troubles, but it also brings a renewed spirit. Almost every student has had a chance to refresh their minds and spirits in preparation for the continuation of their learning. And every new semester truly does bring a new start. A new chance to improve your GPA. A new chance

August Blues

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It is officially August and September is just a blink away. I cannot believe that summer is almost gone and school is just around the corner. Those taking summer classes, like myself, feel the blues hard. After our classes end, we only get a short 2 week break before we are into the full-force that

Stay by Melissa Currier

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This poem was chosen by our judges as the 3rd Place winner in our 5th Annual Poetry Contest.   Stay   Open doors and open mind He cannot see what I can hide. Beneath the surface it must go To keep him here, keep him home.   The wind will blow beneath the door But

Devotion by Cheyenne Cox

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This poem was chosen by our judges as the 1st Place winner in our 5th Annual Poetry Contest.   Devotion   Turn me into something ancient.   Speak impressions into my bones & fossilize them with every breath.   Sacrifice my soul to the stars before carving my body into the shape of immortality.  

My Only Answer (or New Beginnings) by Mitzi Jackson

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Mitzi was chosen as the winner of the poetry category during our February 2018 Love Stinks writing contest.   My Only Answer (or New Beginnings) ~One sweet death with me tonight~ He be like lighting to my system, insides mangled, bones cut and contorted pain as beautiful as leaves singing and twisted in the rain

Helpful Tips For Writers Block

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  Some tips that can help with writers block. Make a list List your thoughts Feelings ideas Your list doesn’t have to make sense or follow any order. The point is to get your thoughts out and onto paper in hopes of creating some ideas that you can use. Talk to someone or talk to

Creative Writing in the Writing Center–by Caty Mraz

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Here at the writing center, we look at academic papers, personal statements, resumes, and cover letters. However, did you know that we also work with creative writing? We do! We are always excited to read creative personal projects. Not only are we willing to help get your creative juices flowing in a tutoring appointment, but