Tuesday’s Tip: Getting Started

Getting started on your paper is often the hardest part of the process. We recently ran across a cool video that might offer a bit of encouragement. And if that doesn’t do it, a quote from Anne Lamott just might motivate you to write that first word.  

#myzsr Guide to Finals Week: Finding Your Happy Place

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 Two: Finding Your Happy Place. You don’t have to be a New York City real estate mogul […]

Tuesday’s Tip

So Cool – Journaling Reduces Stress

Writing takes on many forms and shapes – the academic writing you do for class, the personal essays you write to get into graduate school, the poems you pen for a loved one, or the prose you draft for your forthcoming memoir. And like so many, you might keep a journal (with or without heart-shaped […]

Friday Flashback

Can you believe it’s already the weekend? And that we have just a few more days until Thanksgiving? If you’re in ZSR this week, make sure to stop by the Writing Center and add a leaf to our thankful tree! Before you head into the weekend, let’s check out this past week on Active Voice. – […]

Speaking of Stance

Thanks so much, Phoebe Zerwick, for sharing your thoughts with Active Voice! 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 month, an article about abortion that I’ve been working on […]

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 […]