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Today's Session

So today I had one of the best sessions I have ever had, and most of it had nothing to do with writing. For those of you who do not know me, I served in the US Army from 2001-2004. I was not deployed, but trained many who were. I also conducted a number of funerals. This figures into today's session.

I was given a walk-in client, and he wanted to work on a report he was writing for an ROTC class. I asked a few questions about his training, and revealed that I had been an NCO in the Army. The entire session changed. It went from us working on his writing to us working on his leadership and how to be a better officer so that his soldiers will be better prepared and better trained. We went through the report, but he kept pushing me for details about what he should do as a new officer, what his troops would expect, and what he should do for them. He cared about his writing and the assignment, but he cared more about how to be the best officer that he could be.

For those non-military of …

Back in the saddle again

After a long hiatus, I have returned to the writing center! More correctly, the Writing Lab as it is called at Purdue, but the upshot is that I am back in the game. Whooo-Hooo!
Tomorrow I start my new journey into a new lab and new students. The newness is sweet and sour, but that is how life goes.
Clint, I will do my best to post more now that I am back. I look forward to some great posts and comments in the coming months and years.

zwk
Formerly of BSU Writing Center
Now from the Purdue Lab