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Doctors: The Time They Do or Do Not Take

By: Stephanie Hoover   While some people are aware of my fight for my right to get my tubes tied I finally found a doctor who would do it and was willing to listen to my thoughts and feelings on the matter. With that said, after I posted that I was going to have the procedure done I had many friends tell me NOT to do it. One of my friends said that her and her daughter have had nothing but problems from having the procedure done, which lead to me asking many of my other friends about their [Read More]

March 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Proofreading vs. Flow By: Laura Winton

Laura Winton, Writing Consultant I am the world’s worst proofreader, as some of you may have noticed.  I never find a typo until 5000 copies of an item have been run, and then it jumps right out at me.  Now, some of you may be thinking, “Laura, how can you be an English teacher and not be a good proofreader?  Isn’t that the heart of what makes a good paper?” Possibly the same people may have also looked at a professor’s assignment prompt and snickered at the typos.  Hopefully [Read More]

January 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Dangers of Fandoms By:Margaret Laupp

I’ve always had a contrary personality, but only in one area of life: fictional media. Specifically, when someone tells I have to read/watch something. My first thought was always “since you told me, now I’m not going to.” When I was younger, it was Harry Potter. I’m not sure how I missed the Harry Potter craze, but I never bothered much with it as a kid. When I got into my early teens, and Harry Potter was popular subject, people would always ask me if I’d read it. When I said no, [Read More]

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Three Main Questions to Be Able to Answer in Your Paper Discovered By: Laura Winton

Greetings and welcome back from break!  This semester I have decided to write a few columns in my capacity as a Writing Center Consultant.  I have taught English for a number of years through Scott Community College, Brown Mackie College and through Continuing Education at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  I have also worked in the writing center at Illinois State University, as a mentor-tutor to athletes at the University of Minnesota, as an online writing tutor through [Read More]

January 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Finals Week is Worth It By: Margaret Laupp

Well put a fork in me, I am done. Just before beginning this article, I finished a 20-page paper for class. That would be the second of three papers I have to write for the end of the semester. And I would like to say that I feel recharged and accomplished and want to push on to the next assignment (of which I still have a couple). But I don’t. I want to watch Youtube and play Minecraft for the rest of the day. But I can’t. Because stupid me decided that I needed to be responsible and [Read More]

December 14, 2016 // 0 Comments