Word of the Week


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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 […]

Writing


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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 […]

Valuable


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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 […]

Understanding



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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.). […]

Technical


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            Definition: (Adjective) 1) involving or relating to serious academic study. 2) having or sharing knowledge, learning, or devotion to academic pursuits.   In the MTMC: our services and coaches are scholarly in that they cater to academic and professional development of our students, faculty and visiting scholars.

Scholarly


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Definition: (Adjective) consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted. (Noun) a person or thing with trustworthy qualities.   In the MTMC: our coaches, services and times are very reliable. Coaches put 100% into sessions and do whatever they can to help. We offer numerous services and we have consistent hours.   – […]

Reliable



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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 […]

Quality


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Definition: (Adjective) 1) of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas. 2) so nearly the case that it can be regarded as so; virtual.   In the MTMC: we work on the practical application of written communication. Our coaches help to put ideas and theories into […]

Practical


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Definition: (Verb) 1) arrange into a structured whole; order. 2) make arrangements or preparations for (an event or activity); coordinate. (Adjective) arranged in a systematic way, especially on a large scale.   In the MTMC: One of the main aspects of written assignments is the organisation. Coaches and students work on or check that their […]

Organize



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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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