Mission statement The Writing Center at Fairfield University offers daily assistance for undergraduate and graduate students who seek guidance with their writing. We recognize the importance of helping students discover their writing potential rather than their writing itself. The writing center encompasses: unquestionable confidentiality one-on-one peer tutoring access to resources on campus providing respectable services … Continue reading Writing Center Updated Mission Statement
(Author's note: I had a Harry Potter movie marathon last night, more so, from 2 p.m. yesterday to 9:15 a.m. this morning, and am a little loopy. We took no breaks and kept on trucking for 19 hours straight. Don't fret-- I still know how to articulate. This post is for me to rant about … Continue reading English Awards + Fiction Writing + Analysis
The first candidate for a job in the english department taught our class today. Judging by how our class went, I'm not surprised she's one of two candidates left for the job—she was a delight. I was skeptical at first on what she had planned for our class today, but as soon as the lecture … Continue reading Candidate Visit: 2/13/17
Guiding points: Reflect on the experience of watching this session? Is it how you thought it would look? Own experiences? "like" "um" "you know" "totally" questions make sure the topic of the paper is addressed in the body of the paper 3 solid supporting facts need proof to support thesis "show me" writer has paper … Continue reading Writing Center Training Video
Questions: Where do you do your best writing? What do you know about your own writing process? Approach?
January 30 The most prevalent parts of the reading assigned to us for today's class were the writing center as both a method and site, and how it's different to receive tutoring from peers over teachers and professors. To talk about the former, we ask ourselves, like in The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors, … Continue reading Prompt: What is a Writing Center?
I went to a Catholic high school in which we had to complete a certain amount of hours of community service every academic year. My freshman year, I wasn't ecstatic about this, as I had just switched schools and lacked confidence in my social skills. My mom worked at a children's hospital when I became … Continue reading Finding My Niche in Community Service