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The Writing Studio Offered Candy and Giveaways in Celebration of Writing Centers Week

The Writing Studio celebrated in Valentine fashion with decorations and love.
Manuel Rivera
Writers Studio second floor Atterbury, Far right Seth Dunfield.

  The Writing Studio celebrated International Writing Centers Week from Feb. 12-16 and leaned into Valentine’s Day with pink and heart-shaped decorations to highlight the group’s hard work. 

  Candy and creation stations were stationed at both the Miller Nichols Library and Atterbury Student Success Center for students to make valentines, write love letters or celebrate their own writing accomplishments and personal growth. 

  A day in the life of a writing consultant is more challenging than some would expect. Consultants juggle drop-ins, appointments and all different types of writing pieces, as well as adjusting to the diverse authors who create them. 

  “It’s really cool, because writing is something that’s kind of utilized in every discipline,” said Dayton Little, a writing consultant. “So we get to meet all sorts of different people that do not have similar experiences to us.”

  Many students struggle with writing, across all majors and degree programs, but the Writing Studio is there to assist them all.

  “I feel like the biggest challenge is probably the lack of support that students have had up until this point,” Little said.“Students come in and don’t really know how to do something or a lot of people have trouble with citations.” 

  Despite some of the challenges, the consultants find many reasons to celebrate this week, including the students and people they get to help and meet. 

  “We are a free resource,” said writing consultant Victoria Cegielski. “We want to help however we can.” 

  Writing Studio consultants are available seven days a week to give advice and assists with any type of writing at any stage of the process.

  To learn more about the Writing Studio, click here

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