Athens State Writing Blog

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  • What Is an Essay?

    An essay is an essay is… an essay? Not quite. I’m not talking about heady questions of what is an essay, questions which would lead us into the metaphysical qualities of essay-hood and which would be much too complex for a single blog post. Rather, I’d like to briefly delve into the different writing expectations [...]

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  • Who Has the Time?

    I admire Mick Jagger, who can belt out the words “Time is on my Side” without a hint of sarcasm. Many students who attend Athens State juggle full-time jobs and often have a spouse and children at home; they take on as many classes as their busy schedules allow and somehow manage to turn in [...]

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  • 5 Reasons to Visit the Writing Center

    Printing assignments and getting Keurig coffee shouldn’t be the only reason you visit the Athens State library. Amidst the new Learning Commons is the spacious, and sometimes overlooked, Writing Center. Here are a few reasons to come visit us that may get your fingers moving in the right direction to schedule an appointment: We can [...]

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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