Jan 1, 2012

New Year Resolution for 2012

Happy New Year, readers! What are your career-boosting intentions for 2012? I intend to ring in the new year with the tradition of a New Year resolution. However, my resolution is far from traditional. 

Nov 25, 2011

Prize Writer

Universitas, the Online Newsletter from the Pittsburg State University College of Arts and Sciences featured an article titled "Prize Writer" about me! This is indeed an honor!

Robin Pettibon
Robin Pettibon, a 2011 graduate of Pittsburg State University, is not only a writer, but, as someone who's had an essay published in the Sigma Tau Delta Review, she can be thought of as a writer's writer.

Jun 7, 2011

Time Management for Big Projects

The key to successful completion of a major project is using time management skills. This is not as complicated as it may seem. There is no magical way to look at the big picture and say, "That will take me two weeks." To realistically estimate the time you need to complete a major project, first you must look at all of the parts making the whole.

May 23, 2011

Joplin, MO Relief

Photo by Mike Gullet with the Associated Press

Readers, this disaster hits very close to my home. Joplin is the pulse of our South West Missouri community, and it is all but gone. If you would like to help the Joplin relief, you may contact the Red Cross. If you have donations, here is a link on Google Docs of available drop off locations. If you know of a location in your area, please add it to the list. These families need hygiene supplies, diapers, feminine napkins, tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, etc. Thank you for supporting this community in its dire time.

Apr 16, 2011

Writing Centers

This semester, it has been my pleasure to work as a Peer Tutor in the Writing Center. Tutoring allows me the opportunity to work on a one-on-one basis with students which has opened my eyes to many things. Students come in mostly seeking help with grammar and punctuation. Although many students struggle with grammar and punctuation, many more struggle with global issues such as focus, development, and organization.