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The Consultant Diaries: If Types of WC Candy Were Types of Writing

One of the best things about The Writing Center is our candy. It’s like a box of chocolates (pun intended)—you never know what you’re going to find each day. Consulting is like a box of chocolates, too. No two appointments are ever the same. There’s always a new client to help and a new piece of writing to help them with. So what if different types of writing were different types of Writing Center candy?

Nerds would be research papers. Nerds go everywhere and you always lose the little bits. With research papers, you lose all the little pieces too: the quotes, the citations, your sanity…

Milky Ways are things you write for non-academic reasons. They don’t have the weight of hardcore candies. They feel light and fluffy, like heavenly clouds, like the types of writing that don’t stress you out.

Laffy Taffies are dissertations. They get stuck in your cheek and you just CAN’T. GET. THEM. OUT. Just like dissertations that hang over your head that you can’t ever escape from.

Mints are reflection papers. Like mints, I find reflection papers refreshing. I like learning about my clients, and reflection papers can be a nice, interesting break from academic papers.

Twix are whatever your favorite pieces of writing are. Twix are my favorite type of candy: they’ve got chocolate AND caramel AND nice crispy wafers. When I’m eating one, I enjoy every moment of it. When I’m helping clients with résumés, too, I completely enjoy it. I love helping them with pieces of writing that could give them new opportunities and potentially change their lives.

What’s your favorite thing to write? What’s your Twix?

The Consultant Diaries

pic of Corrine V.There are many good things about being a Consultant, but one of my personal favorites is the mass amounts of candy.  Whenever I have a sweet tooth, which is rather often, I seem to have candy at my fingertips.  I always have a dessert after my lunch and a pick-me-up when I’m tired.

Since Valentine’s Day, I have come to work at The Writing Center only to find a delicious bowl of Valentine’s Day candy beckoning me.  It is quite possible that this wondrous bowl has caused a little bit of weight gain and a whole lot of sugar rushes, but I still check it every time I walk through the doors of 300 Bessey.  My personal favorites lately have been the Mini Crunch Bars and the Strawberry Chocolate Doves, but Lifesavers and Laffy Taffys are always great too.

But seriously, if you ever get a hankering for candy, don’t bother buying any, just come see us at The Writing Center.  I mean, what more can you ask for? We’ll help you with your writing and give you candy.

An Ode to the Writing Center

Oh, the Writing Center, How do I Love thee
Let me count the Ways—
With your Hot coffee and Tasty candy Trays
We pass our Time speaking of words that Rhyme
Discussing theoretical Matters that pass our Days

And when the day is Done we gather our Fun
And share the Happenings that came our Way
Clients and Consultants, we are intertwined
With meaning, Laughter and learning on the mind

We provide response to those who wish to find
Answers to the Grammar situation
Past present and participle

This place is a Scared space where we explore
How learning opens our door