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Lists Are Great: Pre-writing for the organization-phobic

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I admire organized people.  I really do.  They have planners and charts and spreadsheets and pay their bills on time, and generally seem to have their stuff together.  That’s probably pretty cool.  I am not an organized person, so I wouldn’t know.  I spend a lot of my time at the ragged edge of disaster,

What the heck is “The First Five Minutes”?

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If you’ve been to UM-Flint’s Marian E. Wright writing center before, you might be aware that the tutor will often ask you about your day or about the assignment before we begin going over the paper. Why do we do this? At the writing center, we call this “The First Five Minutes”. The First Five