I joined the Marian E. Wright Writing Center in the Winter of 2021. The semester before, I had taken ENG 363, the prerequisite to becoming a tutor at the Writing Center. When I started the class, I was not sure at all that I would want to be a tutor. I had previously tutored math
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End of Semester Chaos: 3 Tips to Manage Stress
The end is in sight. The Winter 2021 semester is coming to a close. We are a week or so away from completing our final exams and turning in our final projects and essays. The work load is piling up, and we have limited time to pull it all together. Between managing our university lives
Debunking Your Writing Center Fears
Hey writers! My name is Cecilia and I’m a tutor at the M.E.W. Writing Center. Have you ever felt unsure to ask for help on a writing assignment? I know I have. To gain a better perspective about UM-Flint writers’ potential concerns, I asked a few of our tutors to share some of their initial
Spooktacular Flash Fiction Contest Short Story Winner
We would like to congratulate Ronan Streby for their winning short story, as part of our Spooktacular Flash Fiction contest! “The Coldwater Incident,” by Ronan Streby My Dad never liked 4th of July much. While everyone else ate barbeque and blew stuff up, he mostly just sat inside and read. He’d never say why, just
Spooktacular Flash Fiction Poetry Contest Winner!
We would like to congratulate Meghan Bleck for her winning poem, as part of our Spooktacular Flash Fiction contest! Looming, by Meghan Bleck It lurks in the shadowsIt disturbs all my peaceIt strangles me with silenceIt torments like a beast. The sounds it makes both trouble and startle Hitching my breath, was that a gurgle?
Why We Write
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
Blooming at the End
The Writing Center is home to many interesting, talented tutors and writers. Jordan Morrow is both. I asked him how he’s grown as a writer. In his typical witty and charmingly sarcastic manner, he responds with: “I water myself once a day and make sure I get plenty of sun.” Then he laughs, but I
5 Ways to Prepare for the MiWCA Conference Next Month
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!
Calling All Creative Writers! A Series on Creative Writing in the Writing Center for National Novel Writing Month.
NaNoWriMo is here! Again. Already, we’re five days in. If you’re participating, I hope you are well on your way with your project, are enjoying yourself and are not too behind on schedule if you’re following one. I was thinking, in light of the fifth of November being a holiday meant for us to celebrate