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Summer 2018 Hours

Heavilon 226

Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

**The Writing Lab will be closed May 3-13.**

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Summer 2018

No satellite locations open during Summer 2018.

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February 7, 2018

 
 

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Two Components of Successful Article Reviews

By Liz W., Tutor

An article review is pretty much what you'd expect from the name—an analysis of an academic article. An article review is comprised of both a short summary and a critique of an article, and it is something you will probably do often—especially if you are enrolled in English 106. Understanding the assignment/organization of the review and constructing the critique are often the hardest parts, so this is what I usually focus on if you come to the lab for help.

First, I walk through the assignment and its organization to give some clarity. I help you understand the important factors of article reviews: that the audience has some knowledge on the matter and finds the topic important, that the summary must include main ideas, arguments, and the article's overall purpose, and that the critique is well thought-out and reasoned. I would discuss what all of these mean with you and talk about how it fits into the article that you are reviewing.

Next, I look at the critique portion of the review. The critique is almost like a mini-essay: it should have a thesis and have a logical structure. It is important to cover both of the positive and negative elements of the article and clearly state, logically, why you believe what you believe. Bring in outside sources if you need to, but no matter what, make sure that you back your claims up with proper evidence. The critique is not whether you liked or did not like the article—it is an objective review of the significance of the article.

Writing Lab News & Events


Workshop: Cover Letters
February 14, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Employers are tough to impress. You know you're qualified for a job, but it can be tricky to convey your merits in a short cover letter. More Information »

Staff Spotlight


By Elle H., Tutor

Hello! My name is Elle and this is my first year of tutoring for the Writing Lab. I am an undergraduate student studying Public Relations and Strategic Communications with a Biology minor. In addition to this, I work as an ambassador for the Office of Admissions and am a curator for Brokerage Brewing Company. I enjoy writing and always have since I was a child. One of my setbacks, however, is how picky I can be with my writing. If allowed, I can spend days creating the "perfect" piece of work, but have learned over the years that there is no such thing—and to be concerned more so with enjoying the process rather than obsessing over the final product. I look forward to meeting with you!

From Our Partners


AAARCC

Piyali Bhattacharya "In Pursuit of Brown Women: Creating Our Tribe"
February 7th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Krannert Auditorium

Piyali Bhattacharya, editor of Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion will discuss why the anthology was necessary for those women who wrote for it, read from the book itself, and address how anthologies can often be tools of resistance. More information »


English

Books and Coffee Week 2: The Road
February 8, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
STEW 302/306

P. Ryan Schneider, Associate Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts, will be speaking on Cormac McCarthy's The Road. More Information »


English LCC

Carmen Maria Machado: Public Q&A and Discussion led by Sycamore Review Sponsored by Creative Writing Program
February 13th, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
WALC 1132

Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Kirkus Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize, and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. More information »


English LCC

The 2017-2018 Purdue University Literary Reading Series with author Carmen Maria Machado
February 13th, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Krannert Auditorium

Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Kirkus Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize, and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. More information »


English

Books and Coffee Week 3: Station Eleven
February 15, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
STEW 302/306

Patricia Boling, Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, will be speaking on Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven. More Information »


LGBTQ Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn Series, Part 2: Identifying Barriers to LGBTQIA+ Student Retention & Success
February 21, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
WALC B091

This lunch and learn is the second in a three part series that invites the Purdue community to engage in a campus-wide discussion about LGBTQIA+ student retention and academic success. This lunch and learn will provide attendees an opportunity to explore and understand barriers that impede LGBTQIA+ student retention and success at Purdue. You do not need to attend Part 1 of the lunch and learn series to attend this lunch and learn.

Free and open to all!
Lunch will be provided.

More information »


LGBTQ Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn Series, Part 3: Implementing Strategies for Improving LGBTQIA+ Student Success At Purdue
March 28, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
WALC 3132

This lunch and learn is the third in a three part series that invites the Purdue community to engage in a campus-wide discussion about LGBTQIA+ student retention and academic success. This discussion-based lunch and learn will provide attendees with opportunity to learn about best practices for supporting LGBTQIA+ students and strategies to improve academic success for LGBTQIA+ Purdue students. You do not need to attend previous lunch and learns in this series to attend this lunch and learn.

Free and open to all!
Lunch will be provided.

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Spring 2018

Jan 8 – Apr 27

Main Location

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Mon – Thurs
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Fridays
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HSSE Library
Mondays
6 PM – 9 PM

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Tuesdays
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Wednesdays
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Writing Tip of the Week

"Find strong adjectives to add to your writing to make it interesting to read."

-Mackenzie C., Tutor

 

Book of the Week

Rhetorical Listening by Krista Ratcliffe

Recommended by Eliza G., Tutor: "Written by a former Purdue English department head, this complex but accessible text outlines the ways in which listening, empathy, and collaboration are necessary for effective rhetoric, writing, and scholarship."

You can find this book in the Writing Lab's library. Just ask the front desk.

 
 
 

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