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Definition: (Noun) 1) the activity or skill of marking coherent words on paper and composing text. In the MTMC: In the Multiliteracies Center, the majority of students who come in for appointments are working on writing-based projects. Coaches collaborate with students to develop outlines for their writing, edit and review their writing, check grammar and organizational […]


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Definition: (Adjective) 1) having desirable or esteemed characteristics or qualities. 2) having monetary value.   In the MTMC: The coaches who work in the MTMC are valuable, and the work that they do on a daily basis is valuable, as well. Coaches are understanding and helpful to every person who walks in the door. They […]


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Definition: (Adjective) 1) sympathetically aware of other people’s feelings; tolerant and forgiving. 2) having insight or good judgment. In the MTMC: Coaches who work in the MTMC are understanding because they, too, are students at the university and can understand the challenges of academic writing, integration, and cultural differences. Coaches practice open-mindedness and work understandingly […]


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Definition: (Adjective) 1) of or relating to a particular subject, art, or craft, or its techniques. 2) of, involving, or concerned with applied and industrial sciences. In the MTMC: Our coaches are experienced with technical subjects since the majority of degree programs at Michigan Tech are of technical nature (engineering, information technology, software development, etc.). […]


At the Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center, one of the services we offer to students is the opportunity to join a Global Issues study team. Study teams are organized specifically for students currently in the course Global Issues and are grouped by professor. Groups of students meet once a week for an hour with one of […]

Global Issues Study Teams

As a college student, the postponement of school work is pretty much second nature. Procrastination is the friend that doesn’t know when to leave, and it’s so comforting and fun that we have a hard time saying, “It’s time to go.” This is why it ultimately becomes our downfall. It’s extremely tempting to put work […]

Working with Procrastination

The clock begins ticking down from thirty minutes, you frantically begin to brainstorm examples that support your argument as well as those that oppose your argument. Twenty minutes are left and the formation of the introduction is in full speed. With only ten minutes left, you are just trying to get words on the screen. […]

Writing under Time

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Quality Definition: (Noun) 1) the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something. 2) a distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something. In the MTMC: our aim is quality. Our coaches are here to help people improve the quality of their work. We […]

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