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April 25, 2018

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The Weekly Writer

The Weekly Writer is published each Wednesday while classes are in session. As always, please share this information with anyone who might be interested.

Surviving End of Semester Stress

By Eugie R., Tutor

END OF SEMESTER STRESS? Do you ever find yourself struggling to manage writing projects, course work, and exams? You're not alone! The end of the semester is a crazy, stressful time for everyone. SURVIVAL TIPS: 1. Budget your time. 2. Get enough to eat. 3. Take breaks. 4. Visit the Writing Lab! 5. Ask for help. Help us, help you. *Bring your ID. *Have your assignment sheet handy. *Print your materials before your session. *Come prepared with questions. *Set realistic goals/expectations. *Bring a rubric, if possible. *Plan for additional work time after your tutorial.

Writing Lab News & Events

Writing Lab Hours During Finals Week
The Writing Lab will be open our regular hours of 9 AM – 6 PM through Wednesday, May 2nd. Our satellite locations will be closed suring finals week.

We will reopen for the Summer session at 9 AM on May 14th, 2018.

Staff Spotlight

By Urvashi K., Tutor

My name is Urvashi, and this is my first semester as a tutor. I am an undergraduate pursuing a double major in Supply Chain, Information and Analytics and Management. I have not had any tutoring experience prior to the Writing Lab here at Purdue, but I have always been very inclined towards reading and writing. From a young age I found myself very interested in books and the idea of being able to write to express, and I instantly realized that writing is something that I really enjoy as a whole. When the opportunity to tutor in the Writing Lab came to me, the idea appealed to me right away. I knew it would be something that I would enjoy thoroughly, and not only would it allow me to collaborate with others, but it would also help my own writing improve. Tutoring enables two-way learning, and I was really excited by the prospects of being able to work with different writers to create amazing pieces of work. I look forward to talking to you all in the lab and helping you to the best of my abilities!

From Our Partners


Koru - A Celebration of Life
April 27th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Loeb Playhouse

In Polynesian culture, the term Koru represents the circle of life - Birth, Growth, Death, and Re-Birth. More Information »


Convos presents Wizard of Oz
April 28th,7:00 - 8:00 PM
Elliott Hall of Music

The wonderful Wizard of Oz twists its way onto the Elliott Hall stage with breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs! More information »

Hours of Operation

Spring 2018

Jan 8 – Apr 27

Main Location

Heavilon Hall, Room 226

Mon – Thurs
9 AM – 6 PM

9 AM – 1 PM

Evening Satellites

HSSE Library
6 PM – 9 PM

6 PM – 9 PM

ME Building
6 PM – 9 PM

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Writing Tip of the Week

"Get up and walk around every once and awhile. Long periods of sitting and staring at your writing will just bog you down."

-Liz W., Tutor

Book of the Week

Figures of Speech: 60 Ways to Turn a Phrase by Arthur Quinn

Figures of Speech: 60 Ways to Turn a Phrase by Arthur Quinn

Recommended by Eliza G., Tutor: "The book is gives detailed and helpful explanations of what rhetorical devices are, how they function in a sentence, and how to use them to make your writing more engaging."

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

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Writing Consultations

Schedule a writing consultation/tutoring appointment at any location or register for our group programs with our online schedulerFace-to-face (in-person), online (live video chat), and etutoring (emailed feedback) appointments available.

Please note: You must be a Purdue student, staff, or faculty member of the West Lafayette campus to use our writing consultation services or attend our group programs. For assistance scheduling your first appointment, we've prepared a helpful guide to using our online scheduler, WCO. 


2nd floor Krach leadership center (KRCH) 

Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

HSSE Library Stewart Center

Monday-Friday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Evening and weekend hours may be available at our satellite locations or virtually as late as 9:00 pm, please check our online schedule for details on current availability.

Contact us

Phone: (765) 494-3723
Fax: (765) 494-3780

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