Serving students and faculty since 1971

Never Wrong: Or How to Listen to Your Reader

Posted by & filed under Professional Writing.

A few semesters ago I took a poetry writing class. For one poem, I was trying something different with my line lengths and rhythm. The teacher commented on the first draft that the rhythm was not working, and that I should try to break the lines up more. Breaking the lines up more was exactly

Using Writing Assignments to Your Benefit

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

Sometimes, there’s no way around it. You have to write a summary or analysis of a reading handed to you by your professor. Yep. Gotta write it. Go on. Just do it and think about how you are sharpening your skills. Sometimes though, assignments give you some choice. Assignments can be broad prompts that make