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Curing the Most Common Disease of Writing: Commaitis 

If you do not see the podcast player, click here to listen. Romano Wilmani simply detested any writing.  Coming up with a topic was never a problem, and overall she enjoyed doing research when that was part of the assignment. As for the writing portion, here is where her dislike blossomed: that confusing comma! No matter what she…

What a Friendship: The Writer and the Tutor!

If you do not see the podcast player, click here to listen. This was not the best day for Serfeti Alcobar. She was looking at her midterm essay the Economics professor had just returned, and once again the grade was disappointing. Again and again and again there were comments about what was incorrect, ranging from proofreading…

Learn Like Lizzo. Behave like Beyonce: Strategies for Faculty and Students to Deal with Microaggressions in the Classroom

If you do not see the podcast player, click here to listen. Has real life made you stop and think about an issue you had never considered? Back in June 2022, social media called out two pop culture icons – Lizzo and Beyonce –for using a slur for people with Cerebral Palsy and other similar disorders in…

Strategies for Success in Online Learning

In this video log (VLog), Purdue University Global Academic Success Center lead tutor Michele Paulsen and tutor Melinda Hall discuss the roles that metacognition and self-regulation play in learning. Michele and Melinda also share strategies that online learners can use to be successful in their courses. We hope you enjoy this VLog. Transcript Slide 1…

The #1 Rule of Writing: You Write for the Reader!

The company had hired Renita Lablount for her accomplished history in food production and development. She led a staff of 14, and her supervisor was extremely pleased with the successes of her department. A local newspaper heard about Renita’s latest project and asked if she could write a brief essay describing the project and the…

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