By Joy Trumbull, Writing Mentor On the verge of giving up, a frustrated student cries out, “I’m just a bad writer!” In a pessimistic manner, an annoyed student asserts, “I’m just a bad writer!” Without a second thought, a student … Continue reading The Biggest Lie Students Believe About Writing
By Amber Moore, Academic Mentor You may have been introduced to brain breaks in elementary school – a time for kids to get up and jump around, exert some energy and refocus on the subjects being taught. College students need … Continue reading How to Break the Brain Blank
By Mr. Sean Dougherty, Director of the Ally Center I grew three inches from eighth grade to ninth grade, and I was already tall in junior high. Being a tall kid had its advantages and disadvantages. My height gave me … Continue reading Help!
By Garyd Martin, Academic Mentor Most people are familiar with the concept of learning. It’s what we engage with as we expand our knowledge. But what does it mean to be an active learner? Active learning is taking intentional steps … Continue reading How to Be an Active Learner
By Jesse Rice, Writing Mentor When I was a child, I thought papers were simple: just throw words together and go on my way. Papers in college prove not to be simple, so many styles to ruin my day. Some … Continue reading Expository, Persuasive, and Literary, O My!
By Richard Haines, Academic Mentor Do you ever get distracted? For example, you are studying for an exam, and an incoming text message disengages your flow of concentration. Perhaps you desperately need a break from studying, so you take a … Continue reading How to Defeat Distractions
By Daniel Fabrick, Writing Mentor College is full of academic assignments that can often be intimidating if you don’t know how to approach them. One of the most common fears, especially to new students, is anything that involves the word … Continue reading How to Write a Killer Thesis
By Andie Scheid, Academic Mentor College food can get the best of us sometimes. We start the semester strong with a salad at every meal. Then we slowly digress into eating cookies for breakfast and a glorious combo of ramen … Continue reading What’s on Your Plate? A Guide to a Healthy Life/Work Balance
By Luke Willing, Writing Mentor No garden has ever flourished without the hard work of pulling up weeds. A naïve gardener may cut the weeds or pack more mulch on top. However, every caretaker of a garden knows the heart … Continue reading Uprooting Writer’s Block
By Joshua Brussel, Academic Mentor Imagine going on a hike where all you do the whole trip is look down. You would see a wide selection of mud, grass and sand. You would be working hard, covering great distances and … Continue reading Don’t Miss the View