Recently a few tutors reflected on their experiences as Writing Center tutors. Here are two different perspectives. One is from a senior who has worked at the Writing Center for almost three years, and the others is written by someone who just started working there this semester. Sixth and Final Semester As I am writing … Continue reading Being a Writing Center Tutor
If you asked me for the title of a book that I’ve read sometime over the last year, my answer would be, sadly, my microeconomics textbook. If you stretch that year to two years or even four, my answer would still be a textbook or required reading of some sort. It’s a sad truth for … Continue reading The Lost Reader
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Bentley! We here at the Writing Center hope that your semester is going well, and would like to remind you that we are now open for business to help with your writing trials and tribulations. To kick off the semester, we’ll be posting a series of blog posts that … Continue reading Smashing the Blocks
We’ve been a little delinquent in posting new material, so I thought I’d get this semester kicked off with a short rumination on why doing some writing away from the keyboard might actually be beneficial, even in this age of digital production. I write professionally. I’m an academic and a playwright. I know a lot … Continue reading Is Writing by Hand Obsolete?
I love the Super Bowl not only because of my self-identification as an avid football fan, but also because of the real-time highlights I can get via social media. Since I do not particularly favor the 49ers or the Ravens, I watched the game that has come to epitomize American culture with my laptop out … Continue reading Forget the Commercials—Twitter Super Bowl Entertainment
Considering I am a writing tutor myself, I am ashamed to admit that grammar often perplexes me. That is not to say that I write with poor grammar, but rather that the rules and accepted conventions are not something I am always aware of. The basics are fine. A period ends a sentence, a semicolon … Continue reading Read it Loud, Read it Proud
Writing has always been a source of comfort for me—a way to express myself free from the judgment of others. Ever since my mom bought me that rhinestone-studded diary in third grade (yes, I was “that girl”), I have used writing to convert my scattered thoughts into comprehensible beliefs. There is something about just me, … Continue reading The Cover Letter Charade