MARIAN E. WRIGHT WRITING CENTER

Serving students and faculty since 1971

My Biggest Fear About Tutoring

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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

End of Semester Chaos: 3 Tips to Manage Stress

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Man covering his ears with his hands, stressed out.

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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