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Mark Twain’s Love/Hate Relationships October 2, 2012

… with his typewriter.  Yes, it turns out the Twain-man couldn’t quite untangle his feelings about the revolutionary device.  Mr. Clemens certainly made history when he wrote Tom Sawyer: it was the first-ever typed manuscript to be submitted for publication.  But though he loved his typewriter, he couldn’t bring himself to offer a public endorsement for Remington, the manufacturer, as we see in this letter. (more…)


Stay in & Chat with a Tutor! January 15, 2012

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With all this precipitation, trudging through the snow to the Writing Center might seem a little daunting. Luckily, the Writing Center is only a click away! The UCWbL recently added a new feature called “Chat with a Tutor,” giving writers the opportunity to instant message a tutor during the Writing Center’s regular hours of operation.  Never one to resist an innovative trend (i.e. the “Ask a Librarian” chat service, available at DePaul University’s Library website), the UCWbL added the “Chat with a Tutor” service as a means to give writers even more ways to connect with tutors and explore topics in writing and language. So if you have a quick question for us or need a little assistance with writing, research, or other related elements, visit our website at depaul.edu/writing and click “Chat with a Tutor.”