The University Writing Center is committed to writing and literacy projects in the Louisville community. This summer, continuing our work in the Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, several staff and volunteers from the University Writing Center facilitated four writing workshops for K-12 students. In consultation with Natalie Woods, the manager of the … Continue reading It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Fun Writing Comics at the Library in the Summer!
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Bronwyn T. Williams, Director Any time you move you have dreams about how your life may be in a new space. Yet you never know what the reality will look like, so you go forward with your fingers crossed and hope for the best. Looking back on our first full year in our new space … Continue reading A Year of Successes, In and Out of the University Writing Center
Bronwyn T. Williams Director, University Writing Center When we get to the end of an academic year, we always feel there is a lot to be proud of at the University Writing Center. We can look back over a year in which we’ve worked with members of every college in the university, on both campuses, … Continue reading Much to Celebrate as the Writing Center Year Comes to a Close
Chris Scheidler, Consultant If you were on social media last week you probably noticed a thing or two about a dress that, to embrace the hyperbole, “broke the internet.” I’ll leave the dress debate to the designers and physicists but I would like to draw your attention to the act of interpretation; specifically, I’d like … Continue reading White & Gold? Black & Blue? The Dress: Read All Over
Chris Scheidler, Consultant Plato infamously likened rhetoric to cookery. Rhetoric is a tricky word to define, but for the sake of this blog post (which originates from a university writing center), I’ll posit: rhetoric is goal-directed writing; rhetorical techniques are strategies we employ that help to achieve our goal. Whew. Plato meant to undermine writing … Continue reading Words on Cooking with Words
Jessica Winck, Assistant Director of the University Writing Center As a representative of the writing center, I spoke this past weekend with some PhD students at the start of a dissertation writing camp. It was early in the morning and everyone had a cup of coffee and their computers open in front of them, ready … Continue reading Writing the Dissertation Is(n’t) a Lonely Thing