Athens State Writing Blog

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  • How to Avoid Procrastination and Increase Satisfaction in Your Writing: 7 Findings from a Research Study

    In an article published in The Writing Center Journal in 2002, Barbara A. Fritzsche and Beth Rapp Young presented findings suggesting that Writing Center visits were likely to help writers to procrastinate less in their writing process and that writers’ overall levels of satisfaction in their writing would be higher. Time management is a critical [...]

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  • The Paramedic Method and the Redundancy Department: A Lesson in Clarity and Style

      In his book, Revising Prose, Richard Lanham developed a method for sentence revision that can work wonders at making professional writing more clear for readers. The Purdue OWL has a nice overview of this method: click here to see it. In this post, I briefly illustrate the value of revising wordy sentences (something most writers [...]

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  • New QR Code Stickers

    The Writing Center at Athens State has recently added QR-code stickers for the Athens State community to easily access the Writing Center from mobile devices. Students who are registered with the Writing Center online can already access the schedule and manage appointments on-the-go, but the QR code is an easy way to keep the Writing [...]

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  • Contest Winners 2012-13

    Athens State University’s Writing Center announced its first annual writing contest during the academic year 2012-13. The contest focused on the term voice. The call for submissions asked writers to consider the way voice is developed in their own writing, both inside and outside of school. The call also encouraged writing from various perspectives—from writing [...]

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  • Local Writers

    There is a group of creative writers who meet 3-4 times per year and discuss their writing in Athens, AL. This group met weekly for about a year in 2013 and early 2014, and decided to continue to keep in touch via email and meet a few times per year.  This community writing group is [...]

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Come and Visit!

The Athens State University Writing Center is located on the first floor of the library--in the new learning commons area! The Writing Center's mission is to serve Athens State students as writers, both in-person and online.

300 N Beaty St, Athens, AL 35611