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)
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!
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
It’s that time again! The first draft of that big project you’ve been working so hard on is almost done and it’s peer review day. Peer review is always great since you get a chance for someone to read your paper and get a decent amount of feedback on your work (usually). At the beginning … Continue reading Peer Reviewing Controversial Topics
Hello! I know that everyone has been lectured time and again about ways to stay organized, but what if a kind, caring blog post were to give you just three things that could save your semester? Here are tried-and-true tips from practicing academics on how to keep it together throughout the school year. 1. Keep … Continue reading Staying Organized: 3 tips
Group projects tend to get a bad rap as something that forces students to work with their lazy classmates, where one or two people end up doing all the work. It seems like everyone and their cousin has a horror story to tell about bad classmates and hard presentations. They bring chills to students’ spines … Continue reading Group Projects
Whenever you have a big paper or a spark of inspiration, it’s nice to have the specific spot dedicated to writing. Whether it’s working on an academic paper, or exploring the realm of poetry, the environment can have a huge impact on the process of writing. That one spot can help set the mood, and … Continue reading Finding the Perfect Place
Welcome to the fall 2017 semester! We have some extra exciting things planned for this year because it’s (drum roll, please).....our 25th anniversary here at IPFW! Wow! Be sure to watch for announcements about upcoming celebrations and other events, as well as introductions to our new consultants! There will also be cool blog posts that … Continue reading Welcome to Fall 2017!
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