In A Word

Words of Wisdom

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all sentences short or avoid all detail and treat subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

— William Strunk, Jr.

The University Click to Listen to In A Word PodcastWriting Center hosts a podcast entitled "In a Word" on our local public radio station, KAMU-FM. It airs every Wednesday morning at 8:30 am and provides short tips on writing and speaking.

The podcast was originally conceived and recorded by Mary Beth Schaefer, a former writing center consultant. It has since been taken over by Candace Hastings, the Director of the University Writing Center.

You can listen to the podcast online at KAMU-FM.

Episodes so far have included writing memos, cover letters, and thank you letters, designing slides, dealing with writer's block, and writing effective introductions, just to name a few.