Monthly Archives: February 2015


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Narrative Definition: (Noun) a spoken or written account of connected events; a story. (Adjective) in the form of or concerned with narration. In the MTMC: coaches have worked with students on narratives of their relationship with writing as well as journals about individuals daily accounts. Literacy narratives detail authors’ relationships with reading and writing throughout […]

Word of the Week – N


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It was my senior year of softball in high school and I was feeding balls through a pitching machine to a teammate who was taking batting practice.  Having taken years of batting lessons, I sounded like a broken record, “eye on the ball…raise your hands…don’t turn your head…shorten your swing…” Eventually, my teammate became frustrated […]

“What does it take to get a compliment?”


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Multiliteracies Definition: this is a fairly new term developed to reflect the change in ways people communicate due to new technologies and shifts in the usage of the English language within different cultures. Multiliteracies includes linguistic literacies, visual literacies, audio literacies, gestural literacies, spatial literacies and multimodal literacies. In the MTMC. Our name change from […]

Word of the Week – M



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With Michigan Technological Universities 2015 spring career fair approaching in a few weeks everyone is stressing about getting their resumes in tip top shape, and attempting to find an outfit so they can dress to impress! However, when you finally get up to the front of the hour long line and are about to talk […]

Elevator Speeches


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As I’m sitting here, the vertical line blinking nonstop on the blank, Microsoft Word document, I’m reminded that I have yet to respond to that Facebook post that I thought was so funny. I pick up my phone, open the Facebook app. No, I shouldn’t. I’m supposed to be writing—the real kind of writing, with […]

The Real Kind of Writing


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Language Definition: (Noun) 1. the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. 2. the system of communication used by a particular community or country. In the MTMC: our coaches work with students on various forms of communication, and hence language. Whether written […]

Word of the Week – L



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Three weeks have passed in the spring semester, and the largest concern I hear from students is that they don’t know where to start with their essays. Beginning an essay is a daunting task, and oftentimes, it is the most frustrating aspect of the writing process. However, there are ways you can make your pre-writing […]

The Blank Page


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Knowledge Definition: (noun) 1. facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. 2. awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation. In the MTMC: coaches use their experience as students to help other students gain knowledge about ways to succeed. […]

Word of the Week…K