Write Minded Blog

Last Updated: 11/11/2022

 

Welcome to Write Minded, an Amy Salyer-Nicholls Writing Center Blog

Check back every week for new content, announcements, Writing Tips, and more!

 

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Fall 2022

 

Jargon

Weekly Writing Tip #8

Jargon

When using words only people in your field would know, you should provide definitions for those words.

November 18, 2022

 

Tutor Talks: Leah

Tutor Tuesday Presents... Tutor Talks with Leah Mallon!

Click here to read about Leah's experience with the stigma around writing centers.

November 15, 2022

 

Raffle and Write

Upcoming Event: Raffle and Write!

Raffle andWrite is in full swing! Complete a thirty-minute appointment and earn a raffle ticket. Multiple winners will be drawn over November and December!

November 14, 2022

 

Writing Tip number 7

Weekly Writing Tip #7

Sources

Remember to always double-check your sources!

October 28, 2022

 

Leah M. Tutor Tuesday

Tutor Tuesday: Leah Mallon

Meet Leah Mallon, a sophomore Communications major!

October 25, 2022

 

Writing Tip #6

Weekly Writing Tip #6

Paragraph Structure

Try following this simple pattern to structure individual paragraphs: Source, Explain, and Analyze.

October 14, 2022

 

Tutor Tuesday: Isabel

Tutor Tuesday: Isabel Newcom

Meet Isabel Newcom, a senior English major!

October 18, 2022

 

Writing Tip #5

Weekly Writing Tip #5

Editing

Don't worry about needing to make edits while writing.

October 14, 2022

 

Tutor Talks

Tutor Tuesday Presents... Tutor Talks with Ana Parker!

Click here to read about why Ana prefers Microsoft Word over Google Docs.

October 11, 2022

 

Writing Tip 4: Sentence Length

Weekly Writing Tip #4

Sentence Length

Try to make your sentences vary in length; this helps your paper flow better.

October 7, 2022

 

Tutor Tuesday: Ana

Tutor Tuesday: Ana Parker

Meet Ana Parker, a senior Biology major!

October 4, 2022

 

Movie Night: October 13th at 8:15 PM

 

Upcoming Event: Movie Night!

Join the Writing Center for a free movie night on Thursday, October 13th at 8:15 PM!

October 3, 2022

 

Writing Tip 3

Weekly Writing Tip #3

So What?

Make sure it's clear to your audience that your topic is important to other aspects of life.

September 30, 2022

 

Tutor Talks: Hear from a tutor!

Tutor Tuesday Presents... Tutor Talks with Brooklynn Gravel!

Click here to read about Brooklynn's experience with being a tutor so far.

September 27, 2022

 

writing tip 2

 

Writing Tip #2

Review and Edit

Make sure to double-check your work! Having someone else look at your paper can also really improve the quality of your paper.

September 23, 2022

 

 

Tutor Tuesday: Brooklynn

Tutor Tuesday: Brooklynn Gravel

Meet Brooklynn Gravel, a senior Communications major!

September 20, 2022

 

 

Writing Tip #1

Weekly Writing Tip #1

Be Direct

Explain what you mean, but don't feel the need to add unnecessary words to your paper.

September 2, 2022

 

Welcome Back!

Welcome to Trine!

We hope that everyone had a fun and productive summer!

August 29, 2022

 

Spring 2022

 

HMV Booklet 2022

Hear My Voice Booklets 2022

The Hear My Voice Writing Competition

books have Sold Out! Thank you for purchasing

these special editions to remember our wonderful

authors. Here is look at the fabulous cover,

designed by tutor Brooklynn Gravel!

April 29, 2022

 

Summer

Summer Recommendations

What are some of your favorite summer reads?

Click the link below to 

see Trine student and faculty responses!

Summer Recommendations

April 27, 2022

 

WC Closing Reminder 2022

 

Noah Tutor Tuesday

Tutor Tuesday

Feat: Noah

April 25, 2022

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week

Write with intention. Writing with 

intention can help your thought process

when you have a point to make. The more

intent your writing, the more fun and

dedication you can have in your writing.

April 25, 2022

 

Jenna Tutor Tuesday

Tutor Tuesday

Feat: Jenna

April 18, 2022

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week

Take some time to a read a little 

bit each day. See how other authors 

write and how there processes.

You might see some things to apply to 

your own writing. 

April 18, 2022

 

Ana Tutor Tuesday

Tutor Tuesday

Feat: Ana

April 11, 2022

 

Janelle Book

Book

Recommendations of the Week

From: Dr. Pulczinski

 

To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

 

Genre: Novel 

April 11, 2022

 

Noah Movie

Film

Recommendations of the Week 

From: Noah

 

Django Unchained

 

Genre: Western/Drama

April 4, 2022

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week

Don't stress about your thesis as much.

Theses can change as your thought process

may also change throughout your paper as 

you write. Just make sure your thesis and 

paper fit your assignment, and you're 

all set!

April 11, 2022

 

Last day to vote student choice

Update for Hear My Voice Writing Competition

Today is the last day to vote for your student choice!

Scan the code to vote for your favorite entries for the 

Hear My Voice Competitions Student Chice Award.

Voting ends today at 3pm.

April 4, 2022

 

Matt Movie Rec.

Film

Recommendations of the Week 

From: Matt

 

21

 

Genre: Drama

April 4, 2022

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week

Make sure you have great sources!

Look for scholarly articles if you can,

and try to avoid Wikipedia and other

similar websites. The Trine Online 

Library is a great source to find articles

and evidence.

April 4, 2022

 

Alexa Tutor Tuesday

Tutor Tuesday

Feat: Alexa

April 4, 2022

 

sydney book reccomendation

Book

Recommendations of the Week

From: Sydney

 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By: Maya Angelou

 

Genre: Autobiography

March 28, 2022

 

brooklyn movie recc.

Film

Recommendations of the Week 

From: Brooklyn

 

We Bought A Zoo

 

Genre: Family/Comedy

March 28, 2022

 

brooklyn tutor tuesday

Tutor Tuesday

Feat: Brooklyn

March 28, 2022

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week

Brainstorm! Taking a minute

to brainstorm your ideas before 

writing can help you organize 

your paper better. It will also

help keep you from getting off 

topic.

March 28, 2022

 

sydneymovierecommendation

Film

Recommendations of the Week 

From: Sydney

 

Silence of the Lambs

 

Genre: Thriller/Horror

March 23, 2022

 

hearmyvoiceupdate

Update for Hear My Voice Writing Competition

The submission window for the competition

is now closed, and judging has begun! 

Be on the lookout for voting

information on the Student Choice Awards.

March 21, 2022

 

mitchbookrecommendation

Book

Recommendations of the Week

From: Mitch

 

Mockingjay

By: Suzanne Collins

 

Genre: Science Fiction/ Fiction

March 21, 2022

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week

Creating a relaxing environment 

is important when it comes 

to writing. Creating a comfortable

area can help you enjoy the 

assignement a little bit more and

improve your piece.

March 21, 2022

 

sydneytutortuesday

Tutor Tuesday

Feat: Sydney

March 21, 2022

 

hearmyvoicereminder

Reminder!

Don't forget to submit your pieces to the

Hear My Voice Writing Competition

Accepting submissions until March 18th.  

March 16, 2022

 

interstellar

Film

Recommendations of the Week 

From: Noah

 

Interstellar

 

Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure

March 16, 2022

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week

When you are finished with

a draft, have a roommate

look it over for proofreading. 

They can spot mistakes

you might have missed!

March 16, 2022

 

springbreak

We hope everyone had a 

great and relaxing spring break.

Welcome Back!

March 16, 2022

 

brooklynbookreccomendation

Book

Recommendations of the Week

From: Brooklynn

 

The Art of Mental Training

DC Gonzalez w/ Alice Mcveigh

 

Genre: Self Improvement

Feb. 28, 2022

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week

When writing, always refer back to

the guidelines your professor provides.

Make sure you have everything

you need before submitting! 

Feb. 28, 2022

 

miracle

Film

Recommendations of the Week 

From: Matt

 

Miracle

 

Genre: Sports/Drama

Feb. 23, 2022

 

IsabelTutorTuesday

Tutor Tuesday

Feat: Isabel

Feb. 23, 2022

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week 

Not all of your vocabulary has 

to be extravagant. Sometimes simpler

words are much better!

Feb. 23, 2022

 

mitchtutortuesday

Tutor Tuesday

Feat: Mitch

Feb. 23, 2022

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week

From: Ana

When writing, make sure to minimize

distractions!

Less distractions can help you focus on

your writing, and help you focus on your work. 

Feb. 16, 2022

 

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Film

Recommendations of the Week

From: Dr. Pulczinski

 

The Breakfast Club

 

Genre: Drama/Teen

Feb. 11, 2022

 

 

30 Writing Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills | Grammarly

Writing Tip of the Week

From: Noah

Before starting your paper,

make sure you write down your

ideas in an outline! 

Feb. 11, 2022

 

matttutortuesday

Tutor Tuesday

Feat: Matt 

Feb. 11, 2022

 

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Book

Recommendations of the Week

From: Jenna

 

Harry Potter

and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

Feb. 11, 2022

 

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