Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                  propaedeutic, n. and adj. “A subject or course of study which forms an introduction to or preparation for an art or science, or to more advanced study.” WRI 210 and 212 are propaedeutic that really prepare you for the interdisciplinary Writing Minor. In fact, they’re gateway courses for […]

Tuesday’s Tip

Laptop or Longhand?

            We’ve recently come across a few articles that speak to the technology-age old question: pen and paper or computer? Should I fill notebooks and binders with my handwritten notes? Or maybe I should click away on the keys during a lecture? A recent study found that students remembered lectures […]

Friday Flashback

Happy Friday Wake Forest! Here’s a peek at our week. – Monday, in conjunction with ZSR, we shared some great research hacks. – On Tuesday, we shared some cool writing tips for NaNoWriMo. – We added another word to you vocabulary on Wednesday. – Thursday we shared a few yoga exercises you can do at […]

Yoga At Work (and class)

We recently ran across a cool article in Fast Company that shares easy yoga techniques you can do to feel better at work (or class). What do you think? Could you incorporate these mindful exercises into your study routine? You might see the Writing Center staff taking some writing yoga breaks soon! Also,did you know that […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                    gallimaufry, n. “A dish made by hashing up odds and ends of food; a hodge-podge, a ragout.” “Using what she had on hand, she was able to cook up a delicious gallimaufry that would have impressed even the most experienced chef.” “gallimaufry, n.” OED Online. Oxford University […]

Tuesday’s Tip: For NaNoWriMo

It’s still November so we’re still celebrating NaNoWriMo! While not quite right for academic writing, great tips for sure if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo (or doing any kind of personal/creative work).

#myzsr Guide to Finals Week: 5 Research Hacks to Know

ZSR and the The Writing Center are teaming up to bring you the #myzsr Guide to Finals Week– a weekly series of valuable advice, tried-and-true strategies, and insider information to help you survive THRIVE during exam week! Week One: 5 Research Hacks to Know. 5 Research Hacks to Know:   1) Get started with a […]

Friday Flashback

I’m sure you’re glad it’s almost the weekend. We are! Here’s a look back at our week on Active Voice. – On Monday we welcomed NaNoWriMo with a bit of an introduction. – Tuesday, we featured a NaNoWriMo post from a Writing Center friend. – Wednesday was a new word. – And then Thursday Professor […]

Glimpsing Contemplative Pedagogy

A few weeks ago we talked about what contemplative pedagogy is and how Wake Forest is starting to spread the word about it. Today, Professor Eric Ekstrand shares a bit more about how and why he uses it in the classroom. When the mystical Scottish poet, Edwin Muir, delivered his Norton Lectures in 1955, he […]