MARIAN E. WRIGHT WRITING CENTER

Serving students and faculty since 1971

Pick Your Books Back Up!

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In today’s day and age, it seems like we humans are so distracted by technology and the entertainment that comes along with it that we’re reading and writing less. I love to read and write, but I have recently found myself being entertained in my free time by binge-watching new episodes (or whole seasons) of

Writers, Welcome to a New Semester!

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College students are writers. No matter our major, papers are required even though we might not consider ourselves writers. We often think that “real” writers don’t struggle coming up with ideas, drafting or revising. Real writers have inspiration to lead and sustain them through paper after paper.   In order to encourage each other this semester,

Writing as Therapy

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Life is not easy; not that I really have to tell any of you that. Things aren’t always good and sometimes we have to avoid them to keep ourselves safe. In the event that things get out of control, it becomes categorized as an interference on life and sometimes a mental illness. Treatments often include

Purposeful Statement

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Sometimes, getting started is the worst part of writing.  I always tell writers I work with to first figure out what you are going to say and then worry about how you are going to write it.  Sounds simple enough. But, what if you have no idea of what you want to say? Often, I

Musings of a Hypergraphic

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English was my first passion. Ever since elementary school, I have loved to read and write. Even now I still love the sounds and flow of words, the complexity of their interactions, and the power they hold to persuade readers, stimulate imaginations, and weave beauty from thin air. For me writing has always been more

Stress Relief for End of Semester Projects

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Smashing the Block A little samurai action is a good way to release frustrations, but we’re not all black belts, so instead, deep breaths, and maybe a jog up and down the stairs might just do the trick. This is the time of year when we are all on the edge of burnout. Tests, papers,