Tag Archives: first year writing

[FYW] MyWesLibrarian

Have you guys checked out “MyWesLibrarian” yet? It’s such a cool resource! I wish they’d had this around when I was a freshman. “All first year students, sophomores, and transfer students are provided a link in their e-portfolio under “Library … Continue reading

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[FYW] Submit to the Freshman Writing Contest

Hey freshmen, remember New Student Orientation? Remember back to a campus without upperclassmen and long, full days of events, parties, meetings, and constantly apologizing for forgetting everyone’s names? Time really does fly once classes start. Even though it might seem … Continue reading

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[FYW] Tip: Bookmark these websites!

In my junior year of high school, a number of students in my class received awards to commemorate our academic achievements. The prize? A brand new, two volume, gold-plated dictionary. I remember one student next to me grumbled about trading … Continue reading

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[FYW] Tip: Devise a note-taking strategy

I once had a history teacher in high school who concocted a note-taking system so extensive that we students were essentially copying the textbook verbatim while organizing it according to theme. I don’t recommend this. Plus, what was tedious with a … Continue reading

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[FYW] Tip: Take some time before the semester starts to reflect on your writing

It’s about to get busy around here. Between the activity-filled days of Orientation and the chaos that is the first few week of classes, it can be near impossible to find the time to stop and take a breather. So, … Continue reading

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[FYW] Scheduling a writing-filled semester

When I first discovered Wesmaps before my freshman year, I spent three hours clicking through the site in a frantic haze before I had to drag myself away. I was overwhelmed: not only were there an extraordinary number of courses … Continue reading

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[FYW] Tip: Bring some old writing to Wesleyan

Nothing quite says “wow, I’ve really improved my writing” like reading your old work. It can be so rewarding to leaf back through papers you wrote years back and take note of all the ways your writing has improved since. … Continue reading

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Freshman Writing Contest!

To all writing-enthusiasts in the Class of 2015: we want to hear from you! We at the Wesleyan Writing Workshop are eager to shine a spotlight on the talented writers of this year’s freshman class. If you are interested in … Continue reading

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First Year Writing: A Series

You’ve probably heard it said before that college writing is a whole new ballgame. We’re not going to lie to you: it can be tough, especially at first. You will be asked to turn out pages more frequently than ever … Continue reading

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