Category Archives: Reflections on Writing

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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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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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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Some f*cking sage advice from Johnny Temple ’88

It’s probably not that unusual for Wes students, at some point after graduation, to renounce their indie-rock ways and move on to real jobs and real-world responsibilities.  We can all continue to pretend like it isn’t going to happen, or … Continue reading

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Blogging for credit?

A couple of weekends back, the “Education Life” section of the New York Times featured an article about what they claim is a new phenomenon: teachers are having their students write all of their papers in the style of blog … Continue reading

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From Wes to the Real World: Liana Heitin

Liana Heitin ’04 left Wesleyan with a B.A. in English and is now the Associate Editor of Education Week Teacher.  Read on to learn about what happened in-between and for some great advice for aspiring writers (as well as for … Continue reading

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From Wes to the Real World: Edith Zimmerman

Edith Zimmerman ’05’s  self-selected career highlights include partying with Chris Evans then writing about it for GQ, grilling an elevator expert about the paranormal for New York Magazine‘s entertainment blog, and mocking the people who write in to women’s magazines.  … Continue reading

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Read…and then Submit!

Whenever I need a break from reading for class (which tends to be often) I love to browse through these websites, which offer short, insightful stories and articles.  The best part is that even though they offer content written by … Continue reading

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From Wes to the Real World

Sarah Firshein graduated from Wes in 2004, English degree in hand.  After making her way in the magazine industry from Connecticut to NYC, she’s now at the top of the masthead as editor of Curbed National–a well-known and respected interior … Continue reading

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