As you may know, there's currently a writing contest going on here at Miami University. It's called the Armstrong Student Center Great Seal Writing Contest. The deadline is April 2nd. Part of the essay requirement is to talk about the following ideas: "In your Miami experience, what wisdom have you gained from the University’s heritage that you would like to pass on? In other words, what values, beliefs, and experiences connect 'Old Miami' and 'New Miami'?"
To help you think about how to answer these questions, the Howe Writing Center and the Miami University Libraries are sponsoring a "Writing Your Way Into Miami History Workshop".
The workshop will be held in King Library 320 on the following dates and times:
Tues, March 19, 6-7 pm
Wed, March 27, 6-7 pm
Please consider coming to one of these nights. You can bring a draft of your essay, or just come to get ideas and tips for how to write it. Some of the topics to be addressed during the workshop will be:
- Knowing your audience for the contest
- Glimpses of Miami history, “Old Miami, New Miami”
- Idea generation for your contest entry
- Draft feedback
We also have a guide to Miami History that you might find helpful. Some of the links on this guide include the digital Miami Student, the Frank Snyder photo collection, and the Miami University Archives.