Cookies, brownies, and scones? What a great night to bring a paper to the SWC! First come, first serve!
Sewanee Writing Center
Located in the ATC in duPont Library, the Sewanee Writing Center is a resource for students, by stud
The Writing Center provides objective peer support to Sewanee students who seek assistance with their writing projects. The student tutors represent a wide range of majors, and they can help you at any stage in the writing process, including topic development, rough drafts, final drafts, and revisions. For the best results, we urge you to bring a copy of your professor's written instructions when
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Writing Is My Drink
Check out this cool writing blog: http://writingismydrink.com/ Happy Thursday!
writingismydrink.com slake your thirst; find your voice
Helpful suggestions for how to write an effective conclusion brought to you by the UNC Writing Tutors:
writingcenter.unc.edu This handout will explain the functions of conclusions, offer strategies for writing effective ones, help you evaluate drafts, and suggest what to avoid.
19 Super Smart Tees To Celebrate National Grammar Day
Today is National Grammar Day! We hope you marked this momentous occasion with correct punctuation and conscientious spelling. http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliegerstein/19-super-smart-tees-to-celebrate-national-grammar-day
buzzfeed.com Acknowledge your grammatical superiority in fantastic fashion form.
Be prepared: Make an appointment with your friendly SWC tutors!
Back to the page's traditional fare: Even cats can spell...sort of. Let the SWC help you with so much more!
Today's sunshine was too tempting for SWC tutors Anne Carter Stowe and Lily Daveport...
BuzzFeed Style Guide: 6 Things the Rules Tell Us About What's Happening to Language
Even BuzzFeed has standards: http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/02/05/6-things-buzzfeeds-style-guide-tells-us-about-ourselves/
newsfeed.time.com A listicle for the listicle-lovers
Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well
The New York Times takes on writing rules. (Advice includes "fail" and "nobody's perfect." How reassuring...) http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/writing-rules-advice-from-the-new-york-times-on-writing-well/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
learning.blogs.nytimes.com Recent Times features, including a new series on the art of writing, inspire us to create this list of 10 “rules” for writing well. In it you’ll find links to advice on everything from using punctuation to reading the way writers do.
Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything
Some coping mechanisms for all those grammar-sensitive people out there: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html
hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com Ahahahaha. Good grief. It's like you have a creepy window into my brain. (I bet you get many people who try and make you think that they are JUST like you, in an attempt to make you like them more, don't you?). Thank you for making me cry at least 5 times (no hyperbole) from laughter in the week sin...
The Oxford Comma Is Extremely Important And Everyone Should Be Using It
buzzfeed.com I don't care if it's "technically" not required. USE THE COMMA.
...And we're back! Come visit us in the ATC of Club duPont!
Easter 2014 Writing Center Schedule
Schoolhouse Rock Subjects and Predicates
Throwback Thursday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdUXxdmhIsw
Check out our next SWC Writing Workshop this Monday. Only 20 spots available!
How To Write A Better Paper
Two of the SWC's favorite things in the same place: helpful writing tips AND baby animals. Enjoy. http://www.buzzfeed.com/sandraeallen/how-to-write-a-better-paper
buzzfeed.com Writing essays is hard. Don't worry; these baby animals have some hints that'll help you out.
Ever wanted to meet Captain Ahab face-to-face? Check out this blog! The author takes descriptions of characters from famous works of literature and runs them through a commercially available law enforcement composite sketch software. Check out the results below!
Dictionary.com - The world's favorite online English dictionary!
Cat idioms! http://dictionary.reference.com/?sshow=cat-idioms&__utma=1.1491556519.1381185990.1381185990.1381435564.2&__utmb=22.214.171.1241435569026&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1381185990.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)%7Cutmccn=(direct)%7Cutmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=202215953
dictionary.reference.com The world's most popular dictionary and thesaurus with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, idioms, word origins, quotes, audio pronunciations, example sentences and Word of the Day! Look up the meaning of words, slang, phrases, idioms, and abbreviations in our free English Dictionary, Spanish-English D...
9 Great Apps for Any English Major | Mac.AppStorm
Need to type that paper up extra fast but never took typing lessons? There's an app for that! Writing cryptic 4AM poetry in the ATC and can't find that perfect near rhyme? There's an app for that! Check out these 9 cool (Mac) apps, via MacAppStorm.
Grammar School with Snooki
Grammar is important. Just check out the unsettling implications of Snooki's bad grammar on Twitter, as told by vlogbrother John Green: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTwCCrMRTxE
In which John discusses how bad grammar can lead to confusion. And threesomes. HERE ARE A LOT OF LINKS TO NERDFIGHTASTIC THINGS: Shirts and Stuff: http://dft...
The Sewanee Review
Did you know that America's oldest literary quarterly has made its home in Sewanee since 1892? That's right! Check out The Sewanee Review's blog here for your daily dose of insightful commentary on the today's literary world.
Late-night paper writing can be rough. Check out this motivational website to keep you going. (Warning: only for fans of cuteness)
writtenkitten.net We don't save your work for you! You'll need to regularly copy and paste your text into a word processor or other application to save it permanently.
Want to make sure you see a tutor during a busy shift? Make an appointment! Give us a call at extension 3232, leave your name, requested appointment time, and your dorm room phone number for confirmation. We can't call your cell phone from the WC phone! See you at the WC!
How to Eliminate "To-Be" Verbs in Writing
Getting red pen marks on your paper for overuse of the "to be" verb? Don't fret. This page functions as a helpful way to reform your writing!
Test your vocab - How many words do you know?
Did you know that English has the most words of any language on earth? Check out how many of them you know here!
testyourvocab.com Take this quick scientific quiz to determine the size of your English vocabulary.
People who highlight minor grammar points are amazing
thedailymash.co.uk THE ability to spot a minor grammar error is proof that you are amazing, it has been confirmed.
Happy National Punctuation Day!
Today is National Punctuation Day! Check out all the Grammar Girl punctuation tips
here: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/Tags/Punctuation/page/1/sortbyepisodedate /AED
What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?
Did you know that how you write can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits? The size of your letters, spacing between words, shapes of letters and more can all signify different characteristics!
visual.ly Did you know that how you write can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits? The size of your letters, spacing between words, shapes of letters an
17 Personal Essays That Will Change Your Life
Number 2: John Jeremiah Sullivan, Sewanee class of '97!
buzzfeed.com Think essays are just something boring you write for class? These masterpieces will make you totally reconsider.
The Short Sentence as Gospel Truth
It's almost time for...GRAMMAR SLAMMER! Monday night Grammar smackdown with your favorite wiring tutors, tomorrow at 7pm in Gailor 110. Until then, read about the "disproportional power of the short sentence" here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/07/the-short-sentence-as-gospel-truth/?emc=eta1&_r=0 It's magic.
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com Express your most powerful thought in the fewest words.
It's going to be a busy week for writers on the Mountain! Check out some of these great events, including the Second Annual GRAMMAR SLAMMER, hosted by your favorite Sewanee Writing Tutors.
Monday, Sept. 16th at 5 pm:
Dakin and Barrett Scholars, Sara Jane Kachelman, Ena Lee, Robin Lee, Aly Plasterer, and Leah Terry, read from their creative writing at the McGriff House
Monday, Sept. 16th at 7 pm:
SWC GRAMMAR SLAMMER Workshop led by the Writing Tutors in Gailor 110. Bring your rough drafts! Work with a tutor without trekking to the ATC or making an appointment!
Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 pm:
First meeting of the Sewanee Student Poetry Club in Gailor 110.
Bring your own finished, or nearly finished, poem or your favorite poem of another poet to read!
Wednesday, Sept. 18th at 4:30 pm
Poetry Reading by Rodney Jones and Maurice Manning in Gailor Auditorium.
Thursday, Sept. 19th at 5 pm
“Writing that Resonates”: veteran newspaper editor Glen Hannigan shares his tips for producing good copy, Gailor Auditorium
10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling - The Oatmeal
"But he sang only of love and beauty!" http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling
theoatmeal.com Thanks to Library Lady Jane for all her help in writing these grammar guides over the years. If you would like a regular serving of grammar-related awesomeness every day, go follow her on Twitter.
And we're back! Come visit us in the new and improved Sewanee Writing Center! Same location, more chairs!
Advent 2013 Writing Center Schedule
The Oatmeal Grammar Pack - The Oatmeal
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