Author: fordfellow

The Shapiro Center for Writing at Wesleyan University is a hub for students to work on their academic writing. Whether you need a one-time appointment with a tutor before a paper is due, or you would really benefit from having someone to work with on a consistent basis throughout the semester, we have trained tutors willing to help!

We’re (almost) back!

It’s that time of year again: time for giddy trips to Staples to buy mechanical pencils by the carton and giving in to the desire to buy yourself a brand new cold-weather wardrobe. Or maybe you don’t get as excited…

Most anticipated books of summer

Stealing (borrowing?) some tips from Huffington Post, here are some of the most anticipated books to be released this summer: Mohammed Hanif, “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti” (Published by Random House; August release) Aravind Adiga, “Last Man In Tower: A…

Essay Writing as Communication

Essays are the primary, if not the only, means by which students communicate their thoughts and analyses to professors. In some ways, essay-writing is a performative art. Similar to a one-night-only concert, you only get one shot (unless you have…

Grammar Tips from a Sage Tutor

In editing my own work and in looking over many essays by other students as a Workshop tutor, I’ve noticed a few grammar errors that are especially pervasive. Based on my observations, I’ve recognized consistent mistakes in regards to plural agreement,…