Writing Tips Tree a Success

Posted on 10/29/2019 2:57:56 PM

The National Day on Writing is October 20 each year.  To celebrate the 2019 National Day on Writing, during the week of October 14, students from across campus contributed to our “writing tips tree,” located on the second floor of Eicher Hall outside of the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center.  The tips tree was a collaboration between the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center, the Liberal Studies English program, NCTE English, and the Writing Across the Curriculum program.

The Writing Tips Tree concluded with a Tree Viewing Party on October 21 with prizes and refreshments.

Many of the hundreds of tips on the tree included things which the Jones White Writing Center tutors can help writers across campus to implement:

“Write every day.” —Anonymous

If you need a quiet place to write, the Writing Center is a great choice. Not only are there computers and comfortable couches, there is also coffee, and tutors who can give advice or just a second pair of eyes for your writing.

“Don’t be afraid to take writing risks.” —Karen Mack

Talking through your writing ideas with a tutor can help you to implement new writing techniques effectively.

“Don’t stop your creativity.” —Oksana

If you run into a roadblock while writing, talking with a tutor can help you to keep your flow while writing. They are here to listen and give advice while helping you maintain your own style and voice in your writing.

“Your first draft doesn’t have to be your best draft.” —Renu

Working with a Writing Center tutor can help turn that not-quite-there first draft into an even better second or even third draft.

Thank you to all who came out for the Writing Tips tree! Learn more about the National Day on Writing.