Author Archives: aisaacson

Writing Exercise of the Week: OneWord

If you’re gearing up for finals and need to get the creative juices flowing, try this simple exercise, brought to you by oneword.com. Click go, and a word will appear at the top of the screen. You’ll have one minute … Continue reading

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John McWhorter: Texting and the False “Decline” of Language

A few days ago, my roommate and I butted heads over the consequences of loosening conventions in writing. I defended the grammatical principles beaten into me at a young age, while he championed a fluid notion of language that allows … Continue reading

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Writing at Wesleyan on iTunes

If you’re still kicking yourself for missing Colum McCann this month — or Edwidge Danticat last year — then you’ll be happy to know about the Writing at Wesleyan podcast. On the iTunes U site, you can find scores of … Continue reading

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Writers at Wesleyan

Did you know: that Resident Writer Kit Reed has published over one hundred short stories? That George Saunders was a 2010 Visiting Writer? That Ann duCille has written numerous essays on the subject of “multicultural Barbie and the merchandising of … Continue reading

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Teagle Panel: What Is Writing Good For?

Come to Downey this Tuesday to hear Professors Stephanie Weiner (English), Jan Naegele (NS&B), and Peter Gottschalk (Religion) discuss how mastery of certain writing techniques can be important in jobs and internships beyond Wesleyan. Alumni in any number of professions, … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars: Wesleyan Writers Conference 2013

This June we will be holding our 57th annual Wesleyan Writers Conference, a week of intensive engagement with the writer’s craft. Seminars led by award-winning writers, informed panel discussions on publishing, workshops with distinguished faculty: these are just some of … Continue reading

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Author/Journalist Jacques Steinberg on College Access

Last night, WSA President Zachary Malter ’13 passed along this message to students: Interested in issues of education, college access and affordability, Wesleyan’s admissions, or journalism? On Tuesday, April 9th, at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Chapel, the WSA will be … Continue reading

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URGENT! Writing Fellowship Applications Due WEDNESDAY!

Calling seniors in all majors!  If you are: 1. unsure of where you’ll be next year, 2. looking for work with significant responsibilities and learning opportunities, 3. hoping to get into graduate school in the future (or considering it), and … Continue reading

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