Category: Reflections on Writing

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…

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…

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…

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. …

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…

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…