About Those Pesky MLA Formatting Standards (From an Instructor’s Point of View)

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)

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Singular ‘They’

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’

Inside the Writing Center: Appointment Policies

What ARE The Writing Center's Appointment Polices? Here at The Draft, we decided that the next post in our ongoing series, "Inside the Writing Center" should focus on some nuts and bolts- specifically appointment policies.  This a busy time of year for everyone- students and writing consultants alike. Misunderstanding of policies can lead to frustration … Continue reading Inside the Writing Center: Appointment Policies