Words of Wisdom
Proofread your paper in addition to running spell check. Colombia is a country in South America; Columbia is a river in Missouri. Likewise, Chile is a country in South America; chili is something you eat. Spell check will not catch the Untied States of America, revolutionary pheasants or gorilla fighters. Pinochet was not a muppet of the USA. I may be amused, but you will lose points for sloppy writing.
Writing 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 writing center consultant Mary Beth Schaefer. Later, Candace Hastings, then director of the University Writing Center, took over recording duties with the content being produced by members of the UWC staff, under the editorial direction of Nancy Vazquez and Dr. Valerie Balester.
You can listen to the podcast online
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.