by Kerry Ryan Who are the mysterious people that hang around with some Green Monster? They keep their Red Sox jerseys tucked in neatly as they mosey about with their daily Dunkins styrofoam cups. They can even be spotted throwing their Bruins caps as they yell that you are going wicked slow around the rotary. … Continue reading Local Slang: A Guide to Being “Wicked Smaht”
By Rachel Palumbo Originally posted on The Odyssey There’s nothing college students love more than YouTube videos and mac and cheese, better yet, YouTube videos about mac and cheese. When a YouTube video of a drunken college student aggressively demanding “Jalapeno and Bacon Mac and Cheese” went viral, junior Sathya Perri and freshman Devin Quinn … Continue reading Bentley Students Turn Drunken Tirade Into A Campaign To Feed And Clothe Homeless
by Gabby Tetreault Have you ever looked at an assignment and just shut down? I know I have, and I still do every now and then. Sometimes it can be really hard to know where to start even, let alone how to write the entire paper and actually have it make sense! But I’ve learned … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Outlines
by Colleen Lindberg Sophomore or junior year has hit and all of a sudden, you aren’t just taking classes and attending a couple of club meetings per week. Nope, now you’re on the e-board of a club, a member of two others, working on campus, trying to get an internship, taking five classes, attending group … Continue reading Balancing Your Schedule
by Elena Andreadis The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp and students are pulling out the Bean boots. Saturdays are spent at the orchard picking Honey Crisps off the much-too-tall trees, waiting in the much-too-long lines to purchase gallons of fresh apple cider, and eating as many as possible of the much-too-good apple … Continue reading Where Art Thou Winter?
By Gabby Tetreault We’ve all been there. A professor assigns a paper, and along with the assignment comes a page-long list of formatting requirements that the paper must meet. The criteria are so specific that we wonder how we’ll be able to get our point across amidst the myriad of rules concerning word choice, sentence … Continue reading Formatting versus Content: The Influence of Specific Formatting Requirements our Writing
As a Writing Center tutor, I see a lot of writing habits that make cringe. But don’t worry, if you work with me, it is not you making me distraught. No, the issues stem from writing “rules” ingrained in students’ minds from countless high school teachers. Therefore, you may be confused— Did I learn the … Continue reading Breaking the “Writing Rules”