We have an innate desire as homo sapien sapiens to use language to make better sense of our life experiences and general phenomena. We feel more comfortable when something has a label or fits into a box. But what happens when you search your lexicon to no avail? I will be posting words throughout this semester in various languages that describe feelings & experiences that do not have a linguistic representation in English. Feel free to leave comments on our FB page (www.facebook.com/groups/146203644144) OR swing by the Writing Studio and strike up a conversation with our staff members!!
The word for this week is particularly appropriate for deep winter in Pennsylvania.
Zhaghzhagh (Persian): The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage
Join the crew at the Writing Studio for an evening of free snacks & coffee, individualized writing help and positive vibes
Have you always wanted to write just for fun? Do you have ideas for a short story, poetry, or a novel? You’re in luck! The 2nd Annual Novel Writing Mini-Marathon is around the corner! Please come into the Writing Studio to submit an application by 11:59 P.M. on Wednesday, February 11th. The marathon will be held in Kemp Library on Saturday, February 21st from 12:00 – 4:00. Snacks & beverages will be provided.
The Studio is busy behind the scenes getting ready for the semester. We will open for in-person visits on February 2nd at 1 pm. In the meantime, we hope you’ll visit our website if you need any tools or tips until then!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Finals are here but don’t panic! The Writing Studio is here to help with Final Paper Push! Join us December 1-December 7 for free infused water and coffee, a quiet study place, and one-on-one tutoring. Remember, our last day is December 7, so don’t leave your papers to the last minute! We hope to see you there!
There are only four weeks left in the semester! Before you know it, end of the semester papers will be due, but don’t panic! The Writing Studio is here to help you in every way possible. Our tutors can assist you at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to proofreading, and everything in between. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Have you popped by the Studio lately?
Have you checked out our handout collection? Not only do we have an extensive list here on our website, we also have quite a display of over 30 handouts and models–ranging from APA, MLA, and Chicago Styles to using commas and effective proofreading techniques.
With only three and a half weeks to go in the semester, start now to reach your writing goals. Let us know how we can help you!
Try to use new vocabulary every time you write. This will open up opportunities to express yourself in new ways.
Wait to edit your paper until you’ve completed your first draft. Writing takes time and focus, and editing will take away from the content of your paper. Writing is a two part process: focusing on content and focusing on revision.
If you have a large paper due, start it a few weeks ahead of time. For instance, if you have a ten page paper assignment, write one page a day. This way, you will not spend too much time cramming your writing into one solid session. Also, this helps you to manage time easier!