IUP students, faculty, and staff
celebrated the 2019 NCTE National Day on Writing by creating a Writing Tips Tree. A collaboration between the Writing Across
the Curriculum program, the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center, the Liberal Studies English program, and NCTE English, the tree was posted in Eicher
Hall outside of the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center.
Between October 14 and October 20, members of the IUP community contributed leaves to the tree on which they wrote their best writing tips. These tips were also posted to social media with the hashtags #WhyIWrite and #IUPWrites.
A reception was held to view the Writing Tips Tree on October 21, which included refreshments and prizes, such as Amazon gift cards, t-shirts, and mugs, for best tips contributed to the tree.
Some of the tips added to the tree were:
“Always plan ahead before you start writing your paper.” —Jinze Li, Biology
“Writing is a great way to express who you are!” —Katelynn Cramer, Academic Affairs
“Feedback will help your writing to get where you want it to be. Ask for help!” —Miranda Carr, Psychology
“Writing is a skill. It’s okay to need practice!” —Renee Kusnir, English
Established in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Day on Writing celebrates composition in all forms—from stories, poems, and letters to text messages,
videos, and audio recordings—and demonstrates how writing is a vital part of our everyday lives. Thousands of writers from across the country recognize the National Day on Writing with local events, including write-ins, talks by local authors, and
poetry slam celebrations. This year marks the seventh annual celebration at IUP.
The National Council of Teachers of English, with 35,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.