Ebee is a junior from Connecticut, majoring in Urban Studies with a minor in Global Health. Along with being a peer tutor at The Writing Center, she works at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, is an active member of the health advocacy group GlobeMed, and volunteers with City Faces. She also enjoys hiking outside, meeting new people, and eating breakfast foods for every meal. She is so excited to be a part of The Writing Center!
What brought you to The Writing Center?
I was really interested in being a part of The Writing Center because I love reading other people’s writing and meeting new people. I’m not always in very writing intensive classes, so this seemed like a really nice way to still include writing in my Wash U career and get to interact with new people!
What do you like most about working with writers in The Writing Center?
I love reading the pieces that each writer brings to The Writing Center. I think it’s so interesting the different ways people approach issues, expand on arguments, and devise their writing. I also like getting to learn more about each writer and the process that brought them to their piece.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
I find the most challenging part of writing to be supporting my writing with evidence. My favorite parts of writing are the stylistic elements and the ways arguments are formatted. I sometimes have to remind myself to not lose my emphasis on the content of what I am actually arguing over the way I am constructing the argument through language.
What advice do you have for writers?
My advice for writers would be to take a step back from your writing! Even though most people have heard this advice, it’s so important to give yourself space from your writing so that later on you can look at with fresh eyes and a different perspective.