Last Friday, several of our graduating creative writing graduate student tutors took part in a reading to celebrate the completion of their creative projects. We will miss them and their talents!
(Back row: Zach & Robert, Front row: Megan, Andrew, Billi, & Courtney)
Writing isn’t always poems or research. Amory, an English graduate student and Teaching Assistant, feels that ethnography and authethnographies require both creative and analytical skills. She says, “I have found that actually being good at creative nonfiction, which still applies narrative elements like plot and characterization, really comes in handy for ethnography. For characterization, if you’re talking about your participants or have to do interviews, that comes in handy because you are trying to paint a picture of a person… I’d like to incorporate more creative writing or elements of narrative into my first year composition so they can start seeing that connection…how close observation, attention to detail, being able to communicate to an audience, can be applied to any field they go into.”
The Digital Writing Studio hosted our first Digital Writing Symposium on April 13. The symposium showcased student digital writing projects and invited students and faculty to visit the new Digital Writing Studio.
Ball State Daily News reported on the event here. (Photo taken by BSDN.)
The votes are in and our fantastic tutor Emilie S. was voted Tutor of the Year for 2016-17 by her fellow tutors at the Writing Center. Congrats, Emilie!
Technology has made finding research so much easier, but can this be a bad thing? Imari, a PreMed student, has some worries:
“I think students should learn about [technology and plagiarism] because […] technology can take away from the learning experience. It might be harder for [younger generations] to do things on their own.”