Author Archives: fordfellows

Reading as a Means to Writing: An Introduction

This is the first post in a series written for the Writing Blog by Ryan Sheldon ’13. I first conceived of this study of the relationship between reading and writing when I found I could not answer a question posed … Continue reading

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Parable

This is the fifth and final post in a series for the Writing Blog by Patrick, a former writing mentor. I hated Intro Spanish. I took it spring semester of my freshman year, and I hated it more than I’ve … Continue reading

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Last Minute Work

This is the fourth post in a series for the Writing Blog by Patrick, a former writing mentor. It’s difficult for me to wake up to alarms anymore. This is because I’ve conditioned myself not to. I know that when … Continue reading

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Asking for Help

Part Three of a series for the Writing Blog by Patrick, a former mentor. Do you know how big a dearth there is of Simpsons clips and screen shots online? It’s bizarre– you’d expect every moment of their 35 years … Continue reading

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Work Habits Don’t Change

Part Two of a series for the Writing Blog by Patrick, a former writing mentor I want to use this post to talk about that time where it all collapsed for me, and why. This is for two reasons: it’s … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Bad Student

A Writing Blog Series by Patrick, a former writing mentor Part One: Introduction My friends at Wesleyan all embodied that rare, inexplicable type I’ve never understood—the Good Student. They were able to keep up with their reading consistently, write multiple … Continue reading

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Link Love: “I write like…”

Perhaps we shouldn’t encourage you guys to procrastinate…but on the other hand, if we assume you’re procrastinating anyways, you might as well be doing something fun (and somewhat literary!). Check out this awesome website “I Write Like.” You can paste … Continue reading

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You Call That a Poem?! Understanding the Flarf Movement

Every Thursday night, my roommate puts on sweats and makes his way over to the Butts, where he joins a small contingent of friends for several hours of LARPing.  To one who doesn’t know better, the acronym, which stands for … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop Reopens!

The Writing Workshop will reopen open tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon and will be open regular hours from then on. There are some Wednesday and Thursday appointments (1-4pm & 7-11pm) available as of the writing of this post, so get ’em while you … Continue reading

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Introducing the Workshop Tutors: Francesca Buzzi

Name: Francesca Buzzi Class Year: 2012 Major: COL, French Studies Hobbies, Interests, Quirks, etc.: I love dancing, reading, and, as I recently discovered, politics. I really don’t like unnecessary quotation marks. What Aspect of Writing I Find Most Difficult: When … Continue reading

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