A Nearly Septuagenarian’s Ad ventures with Purdue Owl January 9, 2023 As a student, the Purdue Owl website was a source of great comfort for me. It seemed almost a tangible, billowy, yet safe and confining space; kind of like those bounce-houses filled with balls for kids. I would flit among MLA and APA and general writing tips: pulling up a sample reference page here, making sure I knew the difference between effect and affect there, and ended up by checking an in-text citation for a quote within a quote. I haven’t perused Purdue Owl’s website in some time, so, it is disconcerting to find it is completely tied into Purdue University’s writing lab. Now, you can also more readily access various sections of the style guide directly from the browser. If, for example, you want to check to cite a poster in APA format, Purdue Owl’s information is listed among the many sites you can choose in your browser. I can see how advantageous this fine-tuning is, and, in fact, I have already ma
We met last year at RMPTC 2007 and I'm working with Mike on RMPTC 2008.
As my profile indicates, I'm the Graduate Assitant in the Boise State Writing Center. Also, this is my first year in the MA Comp/Rhet program.
Hi Clint, My name is Jenny Lowry. I am in my 3rd and final year of the MA Rhet/Comp program. This is my first year working in the BSU Writing Center. Thanks.ReplyDelete
A big hello to Clint and everyone else here,ReplyDelete
My name is Alisha Kamph and I'm also a student at Boise State; I'm currently pursuing a degree in English. Unlike Zach and Jenny, I am an undergraduate, but am equally excited about participating in the writing center and in the discussions on this site.
I'm looking forward to making friends and the exchange of new knowledge and fresh ideas...
It's my first year in the MA English program and also my first year in the writing center.
Outside of BSU, I currently tutor kids in basic reading and math skills.
I'm looking forward to working with adults and learning more about educational strategies and writing.
I'll join with Alisha in being another undergraduate at BSU. I'm working toward my English degree with an emphasis on writing. This will be my senior year, but is my first year in the Writing Center. Hopefully I'll be able to continue working in the Writing Center as a graduate student next year--or the year after, depending on how badly I fry my little brains this year.ReplyDelete
Howdy all. I, too, am an undergrad in Mike's ENGL 303 and the sole linguistics major in the class. It suddenly occurs to me I might be the sole linguistics major in my LING 305. So lonely!ReplyDelete