Sometimes when you’re writing a paper, you may come to a point where you don’t know what else to say and yet the paper isn’t finished. It can feel like you’ve hit a dead end in your writing. It’s frustrating and can make an otherwise interesting paper become something you dread. By taking a step back to examine … Continue reading Hitting a Dead End
Hello Mastodons and welcome to the Fall 2019 semester! We are so glad to see so many new and returning faces! Throughout our tenure on campus, the Writing Center has experienced quite a few transitions, changes, and location moves; however, we have finally found our home! We are now located on the first floor of … Continue reading Welcome Fall 2019!
Worth Weller is a Continuing Lecturer for the PFW Department of English and Linguistics. He has taught 100 and 200 level writing courses here, both face-to-face and online, for nearly two decades. I attended a meeting at Purdue FW where we writing instructors were asked not to make a big deal about formatting standards for … Continue reading About Those Pesky MLA Formatting Standards (From an Instructor’s Point of View)
As a recent graduate of Purdue University Fort Wayne, my time as a writing consultant has unfortunately come to an end. Over a year ago, I had the pleasure of being welcomed into the family, and I have truly learned so much! My time here was during a transitional period for both The Writing Center … Continue reading Goodbye from our Graduates: Miranda Wolpert
In honor of Pride Month, here is a great read about gender-inclusive pronouns! Merriam-Webster posted an interesting article in their “Words We’re Watching” category about the use of they as a singular pronoun. What is great about this article is the brief explanation of how singular they developed and has been historically used. We can, in fact, see that … Continue reading Singular ‘They’
Several of our current and past consultants were honored at the College of Arts and Sciences's Annual Honors Banquet on April 18th, 2019. These students received awards based on their academic achievements and their tutoring achievements here at the center! Pictured above are graduating consultants Katie Baker (left) and Miranda Wolpert (right) with the Writing … Continue reading Congratulations Consultants!
We all know about the overachievers and the procrastinators, but there is actually another group of writers that represents a sort of paradoxical mixture of the two: the perfectionists. As a recovering perfectionist myself, I understand the struggle. We’re so concerned about our papers being perfect that we… procrastinate? We sometimes spend so much time researching that we neglect to begin writing the paper until the day … Continue reading The Perfectionist’s Survival Guide to Writing
Did you know you can e-mail us your paper? PFW's Writing Center has been accepting online consultations for a few years, and it's become a pretty popular service. Here are a few things you may want to know about how Online Consultations work: 1. Our consultants are your online peer-reviewers We don't outsource our online … Continue reading 8 Things to Know about Online Consultations
Well gang, I just said goodbye for the last time to one of my repeat consultees, and I have to say that I’m a bit choked up. This has been an amazing experience. Working here has exposed me to so many people that I never would have met otherwise, and I’m so thankful for the … Continue reading Goodbye from our graduates: Erika Eisenmann
During my time at IPFW, The Writing Center opened my eyes to the world of consulting. When I applied to the Writing Center, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew I loved to read, write, and wanted to pursue a degree in English. To be honest, I had never been a tutor before and … Continue reading Goodbye from our Graduates: Jenna Weber