Megan Lafferty

  • Peer Tutor

Megan is a junior majoring in educational studies with minors in legal studies and history.  When Megan isn’t at The Writing Center, you can find her enjoying too many cups of coffee, spending late nights in Whispers, and rider her Heelys around campus.  Come visit her at The Writing Center!

What brought you to The Writing Center?

My love for exploring people’s perspectives and ideas through their writing.

What do you like most about working with writers at The Writing Center?

My favorite thing about working with writers is the fact that writing is inherently personal.  Whether a personal statement or statistical analysis of experimental data, you cannot write a paper without embedding pieces of yourself onto the page.  Writing reflects one’s worldview, giving unique insight into the way individuals process and interpret ideas.

What do you find challenging about writing?

I have a bittersweet relationship with writing, specifically starting and finishing writing assignments.  With so many ideas bumping around my brain, I find it hard to begin putting words down on paper.  On the flip side, because I can continually edit and adapt papers, I struggle to decide when a paper is finished.  Although I love how personal writing is, that same personal natural makes me critical of my own work.

What advice do you have for writers?

Remember that when you look beyond the minutia of grammar and rhetorical devices, writing is just the expression of ideas.