Goodbye from our Graduates: Miranda Wolpert

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

Advertisements

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’

The Perfectionist’s Survival Guide to Writing

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

Plagiarism: it’s More than Copy and Paste

What exactly is Plagiarism?  As a student, you’ve probably heard about it at some point in your high school and college classes, but what counts as plagiarism? PFW’s Academic Regulations state that plagiarism is “submitting the work of someone else as if it were one's own by adopting or reproducing the ideas and opinions of … Continue reading Plagiarism: it’s More than Copy and Paste