We would like to congratulate Rene Ribant-Amthor, who wrote the winning poem for our 6th Annual Love Stinks Writing Contest!
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We want to congratulate Carmelle-Arianna Roanski, who wrote the winning short story for our 6th Annual Love Stinks Writing Contest! I Was Culpable By Carmelle-Arianna Rozanski “What do you think?” I’m cognizant enough to recognize that a question had been asked. As to whether I care? “Yeah, that sounds like a good plan.” I don’t.
Entering a new role in life is always hard. The uncertainties and self-doubt of whether you’ll actually be good at the new thing you’ve set out to do are ever-present. If you’re lucky, the right people will come along to guide you and give you confidence. I was. With the help of my tutor-emeritus friends,
By: Laura Griglak Everyone knows that thesis statements are important. They set up your main argument and offer a guide for readers to refer back to. And yet, constructing an effective thesis statement is a lot like herding cats. One second the wily devil is within your grasp, and the next, it is lost in
Usually, you’ll find Luther Houle in the Writing Center sipping tea out of his favorite mug, a coffee cup with a zen-happy pig on the front. He received it last year as a new tutor award. Luther’s a low-key, happy guy and students love him. He’s kind, patient, and nurturing. It’s not uncommon to hear
By: Laura Griglak Being an adult is hard. As an adult in college, you are expected to manage a growing army of responsibilities. These include, but are certainly not limited to: living on your own (often for the first time), paying bills (what’s that about?), and, let’s not forget, mountains of homework (fun fun). And
Cherish Dean was the winner of our 2019 Spooktacular Flash Fiction Writing Contest. It was a picturesque day when Natalie carried groceries into her suburban family home. Red heels clicked across polished wood floors. Skirt swished with each step. “Honeyyyy,” she called, “I’m home!” Nobody sat back in the recliner or dented the loveseat’s cushions
There’s a fallacy out there in society today that says writing is irrelevant. Vlogs, podcasts, and short-form social media add credence to the idea that current and future generations will learn and communicate through spoken, not written, word. Opposed to this popular new concept is The University; seen these days by the young as a
The semester is well-underway now, as well as the spooky month of October, and we at the Marian E. Wright Writing Center have been busy! We have a writing contest going on for October and Halloween. If you are a UM-Flint student, faculty member, or staff, you can submit a piece of writing to our
Not all, but many students come to the writing center frazzled, worried, and unsure about their writing. With desperate eyes they hope the tutor can help them figure out what their next steps should be or how to make what they have acceptable to a professor. They fear the red pen signaling mistakes and failure,