Need Citation Help?

Many of our Writing Center clients come in with questions on how to properly cite their sources. We love talking with you about these issues, but there are also lots of other great resources right here in ZSR. ZSR Citation Workshops Zotero: Students often use web-based tools like EasyBib or Citation Machine to generate citations. Now, […]

Tuesday’s Tip: In Case You Were Wondering…

Here are the five most frustrating writing mistakes (according to Grammarly) and, more importantly how you can avoid them! Read the full article to learn more.

Finding Focus

With spring break right around the corner, focus can be hard to find this time of the semester. If you find you’re spending 5 minutes on Facebook for every two minutes spent studying, these tips are for you!

Tuesday’s Tip (from the archives): Breaking Through the White Page

Today’s tip is from the archives and comes from professor and poet, Elisabeth Whitehead. My writing process consists mostly of trying to get out of my own way, at least in its initial stages.  I ascribe to the Jack Kerouac school of writing which says forget yourself for a while and see what clarity lifts […]

Tuesday’s Tip (from the archives): Zotero

Today’s tip (from our archives) comes from the eLearning librarian at ZSR Library, Kyle Denlinger. When I think back on all the research papers I wrote when I was in college, I’m struck by the countless hours I must have spent organizing, formatting, and proofreading my citations and bibliographies. Those were the dark ages. You […]

From the Archives: Speaking of Stance

We’re digging in the archives today and wanted to again share a wonderful piece written by Writing Program faculty member Phoebe Zerwick. I’ve been talking with my students all semester about stance. It’s a tough concept to explain. How does a writer find the balance between argument and tone that works for the audience? This […]

Tuesday’s Tip: Love/Hate Writing

I had to laugh out loud when I read the title of a blog post from Crew: Dear Writing, I hate you: Lessons from 7 famous authors who hated their job. Wow. Just wow. It’s no secret that writing is a hard job. “Despite their successes, there are hundreds of famous authors and writers out there […]

Tuesday’s Tip (from the archives): Repetition

This edition of Tuesday’s Tips is brought to us by Dr. Ryan Shirey, the Director of the WFU Writing Center. One concern that students often have is that they are repeating themselves, either in word or idea, over the course of an essay. While repetition is not an inherently bad thing (and can quite often […]

Tuesday’s Tip: Daily Writing Tips

  We recently stumbled upon a great site and had to share — Daily Writing Tips. A new tip, a quick tip, every day. You’re welcome!    

“I” is Okay

Today’s post comes from Dr. Adam Kadlac, Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy One of the most frequent questions I get from students about their writing assignments is: “Can we use the first person?” Perhaps writing in my discipline is more conversational than other disciplines, but an overly impersonal style (of the sort that seems to be […]