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Hi there! So you’ve just made an appointment at the Multiliteracies Center – what happens now? Although every session is different depending on the needs of the student, here’s a general breakdown of what to expect: The first step is signing in. When you walk into the MTMC, there will be a computer station immediately […]

What to Expect in an MTMC Session





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A significant portion of MTMC users are ESL students. Coaches are often nervous for their first few ESL appointments, but I would guess that the students might be just as nervous. It is a difficult and self-conscious process to transfer your thinking to a language you may not fully grasp, and even more to do […]

Resources and Tips for ESL Appointments


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A piece of writing has “flow” when it reads naturally and its ideas are easy to follow. Writing teachers often treat flow as a mystical, unteachable property of good writing. In fact there is nothing mystical about it; it has to do with connections. When we write, we discover, create and illustrate connections among ideas. […]

This One Weird Trick Will Make Your Writing Flow




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Sonita, directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, was shown at the 41 North Film Festival at Michigan Tech. Sonita followed the life of an Afghan refugee, Sonita, who is living in Iran with her sister and niece. Sonita is an aspiring rapper who wishes her parents were Michael Jackson and Rihanna. Sonita, only being 14 when […]

41N Film Festival: Sonita


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Territory The first short film that was shown on Saturday, 5th November, during the 41 North Film Festival at Michigan Tech was Territory directed by Eleanor Mortimer. Territory captured the interactions between the humans and monkeys that inhabit the rock of Gibraltar. The monkeys were there before people began to move into the area. The […]

41N Film Festival: Shorts Program #2



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The film Operator, directed by Logan Kibens, was about a programmer working to create the “perfect” voice for the company’s automated answering system. Programmer, Joe, is happily married to his wife, Emily. Emily works as a hostess at a hotel. During one of Joe’s calls to Emily, he realizes that Emily has that “perfect” voice. […]

41N Film Festival: Operator