Pat Wang

  • Peer Tutor

Pat Wang is a junior majoring in biology and minoring in anthropology and film. On campus, he is part of the University Scholars Program in Medicine cohort, Student Union Senate, GlobeMed, and the Lopez Lab which studies viral RNA. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry, making documentary films, and exploring St. Louis restaurants. He is a massive fan of the Oxford comma and any movie starring Michelle Yeoh.

What brought you to The Writing Center?

I was recommended by my college writing professor! I really enjoyed the editing process during college writing, and I wanted to combine this passion with helping other students.

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

I love how each experience with every writer is different. There are so many ways to approach the writing experience, and I want to help writers find the way that suits them best!

What do you find most challenging about writing?

Getting started! I feel like the first sentence always sets the tone for the rest of my writing, so I always spend too much time trying to make it perfect. Sometimes, it’s best just to jump in (once you’ve already outlined of course)!

What advice do you have for writers?

Everyone can write! You’re putting yourself at a disadvantage if you stick with a fixed mindset of “I can’t write.” Try to channel a growth mindset when entering any writing class.