Tuesday’s Tip

Writing in the Sciences

Think writing is only important for folks going into English? Think again. An increasing number of professors in the sciences are realizing the importance of teaching budding biologists, physicists, and chemists how to write. According to a recent article in The Atlantic, “Science requires an increasingly large amount of writing, whether researchers do it through articles […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                  eesome, adj. “Attractive or gratifying to the eye.” “The eesome spring days had everyone studying on the quad.” “eesome, adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 18 March 2015.

…And What to do After Your Appointment

Yesterday we shared a few tips for making the most of your Writing Center appointment. Now here are a few tips for what do to do once those 50 minutes are over. Schedule follow-up appointment. If you think you still need more help on your paper, make sure to set up another appointment for later in […]

Making the Most of Your Appointment

Hope you had a great spring break! But now it’s back to the grind. We typically see an increase in appointments after spring break as students buckle down and prepare for those final papers and projects of the semester. Interested in coming to the Writing Center? Here’s a few things you can do to make […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                  discalced, adj. “Barefoot; without shoes.” “She longed for spring when she could be discalced and lay in the quad on a sunny day.” “discalced, adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, December 2014. Web. 4 March 2015.

Tuesday’s Tip: Where To Start Writing

Last semester, we featured Professor Zak Lancaster. We found a great piece of advice that never got shared from his interview, so we thought we’d publish that for you today! Do you have any advice for a student who finds it hard to start writing? Yes, I have an abstract piece of advice and several concrete, […]

National Geographic Feature

Our amazing Phoebe Zerwick (associate teaching professor in the writing program) recently had an article published in National Geographic. In “Fleeing the War, ” Phoebe shares the story of a family who fled from Syria and is now building a new life in Greensboro. It’s a wonderful piece that brings a human element to the war-torn country […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                  chiaroscuro, n. “The style of pictorial art in which only the light and shade, and not the various colours, are represented; black-and-white, or dark brown and white. A sketch in black and white.” “During his spare time between classes, Tom filled up his sketch book with chiaroscuros of his […]

Grammarly’s Top 6 Grammar Mistakes

What would you say are your most frequent grammar mistakes? Check out Grammarly’s list of the Top 6 Common College Grammar Mistakes. And if you find yourself struggling with these issues (or more), you can always make an appointment with us!