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Fall 2016 Drop-In Hours

Fall 2016 Drop-In Hours Writing Success Program (WSP) Drop-In Hours – Fall 2016 NOTE: Drop-ins are intended for shorter questions and run from 15 to 30 minutes. To schedule a longer session with a counselor please visit: View our hours below. We look forward to seeing you soon! WSP Fall 2016 Drop-In Hours Monday – Wednesday: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Thursday – Friday: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM … Continue reading Fall 2016 Drop-In Hours


Daily Tidbit: Breaking Down “media res”

The literal definition of the Latin term media res is “in the midst of things.” When it comes to literary works, media res refers to the common trope of starting stories after important events have already happened. A great example is the Odyssey. The Odyssey begins after the main character, Odysseus, fights in a war and kills a wild sea monster, is kidnapped by a nymph, and witnesses his comrades turn into … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Breaking Down “media res”


Daily Tidbit: Longest Word

Want to know what the longest English language word is? Hint: it’s not supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Currently, the longest word in our dictionary is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis, created by Everett M. Smith in 1935, is a lung disease caused by inhalation of very fine sand and ash dust. Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Longest Word


Building a Career in Digital Media: An Interview with’s Angelica Lai

Blogging, social media marketing, online streaming–we live in the age of digital media. By now, it seems to be a fact of life. We’re more likely to discover breaking news on Facebook than in the newspaper. Likewise, many of us follow fashion blogs instead of subscribing to Vogue and stream movies online instead of visiting the cinema. While many critics condemn the ever-growing prevalence of … Continue reading Building a Career in Digital Media: An Interview with’s Angelica Lai


Headaches of Tackling The Question

When I first received my assignment (conduct an informational interview with an established professional in your field and write a blog post about your professional goals), I calmly read through the instructions and then felt a wave of panic quietly build. Oh geez, I don’t even know what I want to do… How am I going to ask someone to talk to me about career … Continue reading Headaches of Tackling The Question

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Spring 2016 Finals Week Drop-in Hours!

Still need a little help brushing up your final paper? Working on job applications or personal statements? This is your last chance to see a writing counselor before the start of summer. Please look below for more information on our finals week drop-in times: Monday through Wednesday from 10AM to 4PM. Finals week drop-in hours run a little differently so please read our guidelines below. Sessions will … Continue reading Spring 2016 Finals Week Drop-in Hours!


Don’t Complain: “Someone Always Has it Worse”

My feet hurt from walking more than four miles in my $10 sandals.  I could feel where the blisters would emerge the next day.  I was hot, sweaty, tired, and I wanted to go home. “Mom,” I groaned, “when will we get to the bus stop? My feet hurt.”   “Just a few more minutes.  Just a little longer.” “Okay bu-” “Don’t forget, Pegah–someone always … Continue reading Don’t Complain: “Someone Always Has it Worse”


“Hamilton” Breaks Records with 16 Tony Nominations

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Hamilton,” has garnered 16 Tony nominations this year, breaking the record of 15 set by The Producers and later matched by  Billy Elliot: The Musical. Though a surprise to no one, the musical’s popularity among critics and the public alike is indicative of invaluable social change. Unlike the Oscars, which prompted much uproar earlier this year for its lack … Continue reading “Hamilton” Breaks Records with 16 Tony Nominations