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Jami Jinkins
December 19, 2016
Why We Write

"Don’t hate me for what I’m asking you to do next, but go back to high school English with me. Briefly, because high school is not a time any of us want to visit again for long. Do you remember reading George Orwell’s 1984? Did it scare the crap out of you? It did me, because Orwell and I ran on the same wavelength -- it wasn’t just a fun little scary story he shared around a campfire to spook his buddies;"

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Joanne Damian
December 19, 2016
CONFESSIONAL: On Procrastination

I waited to do the assignment until the afternoon before it was due—I had a little less than twelve hours to read through the poem, outline, and crank out a full draft. However, in complete disregard for my current actions, I wanted to wow the professor with an innovative and startling interpretation of Dickinson, something never before seen. Why bother with the obvious interpretation

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Rebekah Richardson
December 19, 2016
Your Writing Consultant Doesn’t Like Writing Either

"So, Friend, I get it. I am right there with you. I, your writing consultant, do not like writing any more than you do. I don't like writing any more than a dentist likes getting a root canal. It is not easy. Sometimes it hurts. But it’s one of those things that we have to do if we want to be better." ...

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Matt Howard
December 19, 2016
Welcome to the University of Houston Writing Center Blog!

This Writing Center will blow your mind! Come meet the Spring 2017 Social Media Committee in our inaugural blog post.

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