‘Word Play’ Showcases Students’ Writing
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‘Word Play’ Showcases Students’ Writing

Students taking the independent writing courses the include English 157, 257 and 357 published their work in “Word Play” that came out Dec. 8.

Students who chose to have their work published had the opportunity to share personal experiences or thoughts in forms of poetry or short stories.

Leigh Jentz, a writing consultant for the Tutoring Learning Center and is a former student of the independent writing courses, individually met with students to discuss their work.

“The content is really up to the individual student and what they want to submit,” Jentz said. “There have been short stories and poems. There is no central theme. It is completely student-led.”

Jentz said the publication provides students with an extra goal to work toward because they print their work for others to read.

“The creative aspect of this class is a lot more fun than what we normally do such as working on academic research papers,” Jentz said. “It’s less about the formatting and structure and more about getting good ideas down on paper.”

Michael Marichal is another TLC writing consultant.

“It’s really nice that you can submit anonymously because some of the learners are nervous about putting their name out there,” Marichal said. “I think that the ability to submit anonymously is useful for a lot of people.


Caroline Chalk

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