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Jess, Graduate Assistant in English
I'm well-rehearsed in the written art of academic discourse in the humanities as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. I moved to Western Illinois from Western New York in 2005, and graduated from WIU in 2006 with a BA in English, minoring in women's studies. I haven't always been a successful writer, though I've always had a lot to say. With the help of a competent tutor, a lot of hard work and a little patience, my ability to say what I have to say has evolved. In 2006, I was named Fall Department Scholar, receiving numerous awards and scholarships for my writing. My experience serves as evidence that it is possible to grow exponentially as a writer. Related to this philosophy, I always try my best to put the writer before the writing. If you work with me, I will do everything I can to provide you with helpful, thoughtful and accurate information; in addition, I will encourage you to recognize and value your strengths. I try to adopt the mantra that to think outside the box, it's best to understand, first, what's in it. I value diversity and love to work with students from diverse disciplinary and life backgrounds, including but not limited to students who identify with disability in some way and students whose first language is not English. Graduate students, creative writers, traditional students, non-traditional students, and all other wayward rebels of academia - your eager tutor awaits!
Discipline: English, Women's Studies, Creative Writing, Psychology, Theater
Genre: Literary Analysis, Evaluative Writing, Poetry and Creative Writing, Narrative, Research-based Writing
Documentation Style: MLA and APA