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Weighing the Books

Hey, everyone! This is Kurtis from the Writing Center. Given we are in the midst of the summer reading season, I thought a post that speaks to the power of books would be fitting and what came to mind was a post written by Chrissine Cairns that was originally published to an earlier version of...

Teaching in a Pandemic

Last March, I came home from a conference in Nashville on a strangely empty plane, the only one sitting in my row. Since my son was home for spring break the next week and I was looking forward to my annual basketball binge-watching, I didn’t comprehend how much COVID-19 would impact all of our lives...

Supporting Your Professional Career with Effective Writing

Many students question the need to develop their professional writing skills when texting, messaging, and social media seem to dominate communication in many environments. Indeed, we can message our accountant, text our doctor, or chat with our child’s teacher. However, professional disciplines require a formal writing style, standard grammar, and word usage that are essential...

Some Thoughts on the Question, “Why Do We Have to Write?”

Hi folks! This is Robley, a tutor in the Writing Center. In the previous blogcast, Kurtis shared my video Why Write?, which focuses on the writing most people do outside of school (like sympathy notes, grocery lists, text messages, and the like). I hoped my video would inspire students to realize that they’re already writers....

New Publishing Schedule

Hey, everyone, this is Kurtis from the Writing Center with an update on the Academic Success Center blogcast schedule. This post will be the last weekly Friday post as we will be moving to a biweekly publishing schedule. Additionally, while I will still write and record blogcasts, we will welcome new voices from Purdue University...

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