My favorite type of writing is historical writing- I actually got into history in middle school when a homework assignment was to write a fake newspaper article about the Battle of Gettysburg. I enjoyed the assignment so much, I still do that from time to time with historical events today! (And yes, I did get an A!) What I love about writing is that with the proper voice and diction, every event documented in this world is explained differently, a microcosm of society as a whole. My top writing skills are probably my prose and the ability to critique as a whole, and effectively convey an argument through writing. I look forward to developing my skills not only as a writer, but as a listener and counselor, and look forward to working with and helping others!
I have always enjoyed creative and academic writing and that's what led me to writing center work 4 years ago. As I've gone through my school psychology Master's program, I feel like I've developed a particular affinity for APA style writing - it's no-nonsense approach and reliance on scholarly work has really changed the way I write. My favorite sessions are those where the writer is actively engaged and interested in new ideas and direction. I hate feeling like an editor (even though I do like a nicely developed paragraph!), and instead I like to be used as a resource for figuring out structure, purpose, and the eve-elusive "flow." I'm more likely to find you the resource for the formatting or grammar issue than to tell you how to do it, but modeling can be very useful as well. I enjoy reading papers from all areas of study, but I can probably be of the most assistance content-wise in education and psychology. I've also read an incredible amount of nursing papers, so keep 'em coming! You can find me on the ECU Online Writing Lab on Sunday evenings.
I like literature and other writing that is informative and clear. I like that writing allows people to compose and express their thoughts and feelings as beautifully and clearly as their language will allow. I know how to write, which is a good start. I can writer clearly, communicating complex ideas simply and eloquently. I am excited to help people gain a greater authority over their ability to express themselves to others.
I am a Graduate student in the department of Geology and I enjoy research and science-based writing. This style of writing allows for the creativity of coming up with a hypothesis and the structure of designing your own experiment. This dynamic balance really brings a paper to life. I look forward to helping students convey originality within their papers. I enjoy seeing others succeed by becoming the best writer they can be!
I love writing for the potential power it has. As I continue to progress though education and develop my writing, I realize the critical role writing has in bringing light to issues and adding to critical conversations in my field. I enjoy writing literature reviews as well as analysis papers. My strongest skill in writing is mapping and planning content. I look forward to reading papers from other fields and helping fellow students to develop their writing skills.
I’m a graduate student in English, TESOL major. I worked as an English teacher for almost two years. I love the descriptive kind of writing and won twice in a shorty story writing competition back home. I know this whole experience of being a writing consultant will be rich and informative. By helping others with their writing, I am able to develop my own writing experience.
My favorite types of writing are personal statements and reflections. I enjoy helping students reflect on their lives and the experiences they have had thus far. Allowing someone to get to know you through your writing is a very powerful tool and the one-on-one sessions at the UWC is a great way to accomplish this. I love to read and fully enjoy being a consultant at the University Writing Center. Write on!
I arrived at ECU from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a graduate student in the geology department. My personal writing is concentrated on my thesis and geology coursework. However, believe it not, my favorite writing always involved art or English courses, especially 19th century literature. My writing strengths include structure, grammar, and mastering “who vs. whom.” As a writing consultant, I hope to help students become confident and successful writers within academia.
My favorite kinds of writing are research-based writing, specifically persuasive and argumentative pieces, as well as reflective writing. Writing allows me to express and organize my ideas in a concise manner as well as communicate and share my beliefs with others. I am skilled in the organizational aspect of writing as well as incorporating great detail and researched support for a topic of writing. I am very excited to work one-on-one with my peers to talk about writing as well as learn more about writing through one another.
This marks my 3rd year as an undergraduate UWC consultant and I’ve never enjoyed a job more! My favorite things to help writers with involve conceptualization (thesis development, brainstorming, pre-writing) and rhetorical analyses. I love creative writing so much that I decided to make it my minor. I write creative non-fiction essays and short stories, and have come to realize all types of writing are capable of containing creative aspects. While working at the UWC, I’ve enjoyed exposing others to the personal and professional benefits possible through all types of writing!
My name is Tyler Edgerton and I am a senior here at East Carolina University. I was born in Connecticut, yet I love the southern hospitality and atmosphere North Carolina provides. I am a hard working nursing major and my favorite courses include anatomy and organic chemistry. I began mentoring because I could not silence my love for English. By becoming a writing mentor I was able to maintain my major and still offer services to the community in a subject I truly enjoy. I look forward to working with you all and watching your academic knowledge base grow. Feel free to email me at anytime.
I am a music major with a love for creative and research based writing. In creative writing, I love the freedom I have and the satisfaction it brings when my ideas become real. I thoroughly enjoy the process of developing my ideas and working with others to expand them. Similarly, I enjoy the process of research-based writing; I love discovering information I never knew about a topic and presenting it with my own thoughts and opinions. Throughout my education, I have been involved in different writing-based organizations where I developed strong editing, structural, and grammatical skills. As a consult, I greatly look forward to working with my fellow pirates and becoming more involved within the ECU community!