We’re always encouraging our colleagues to share the awesome work they do through our social media outlets. If you’re an UCWbLer looking for the best channel to broadcast a new project, or if you belong to another writing center and want some tips on connecting to your students through social media, you could do worse than check out our Quick User’s Guide!
Tags: facebook, guide, hootsuite, how-to, online writing lab, social media, tumblr, twitter, wordpress, writing center
MLA adds format for citing tweets March 7, 2012
Tags: citation, cool stuff, formatting, MLA, social media, tweet, twitter
Great news for social media-savvy UCWbLers – the Modern Language Association has rolled out the correct format for citing a tweet in an academic paper. If you feel the need to add Kanye West’s deepest thoughts to your next research assignment with perfect evidence of your source, have no fear! The MLA has your back.
#whyiwrite October 11, 2011
Tags: DePaul University, national day on writing, NDOW, social media, UCW, UCWbL Outreach, writing centers, writing collaboration, writing process
After receiving Monday’s email from the Outreach Team, I hope all UCWbLers are just as excited as we are for the upcoming third annual National Day on Writing (NDOW)! Not only will October 20 be an opportunity for us to share our love for writing with the DePaul University community, but it will also be an opportunity for us to collaborate with writers from coast to coast and learn why it is they do what they do. (more…)
Scrawl 8/5 August 5, 2011
Tags: creative writing, devin leigh, fiction, poetry, radio depaul, scrawl radio, social media, writing
It’s a family affair on today’s Scrawl, as we welcome not one, but two special guests from the UCWbL! Writing Tutor/Fellow Martina Mihelicova reads some short fiction and poetry, and UCWbL Director Dr. Lauri Dietz joins us for a discussion on writing and social media.
In other Scrawl news, just a reminder to put that junior high copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to good use, and get reading! Scrawl will be hosting the first installment of the Banned Book Club on a future episode, and we’d love to get our listeners involved.
Scrawl airs every Friday from 11am to Noon right here. Give us a listen…or else.
Social Cataloguing, Books, and Snow Days February 25, 2011
You might ask what these things have in common. Books are often enjoyed in solitude, but on one of DePaul’s snow days earlier in February, I found myself entranced by the social cataloguing site Goodreads. (more…)