The sequence of events is blurry, but I believe it went like this.

Students should be engaged in their own learning:

Office hours, tutoring sessions, and consultations offer an unparalleled opportunity to improve your reading and writing skills.

In academic writing, we tend to put a lot of emphasis on the thesis statement, or core argument, of an essay. When assessing the thesis statement, instructors—among others—might wonder “so what?” In other words, they wonder why the thesis is significant or meaningful.

Editing, Writing, and Media (EWM) is currently one of the three undergraduate majors offered by the English Department at Florida State University (FSU).

What is writing anxiety?

“I sit down but then choke.”

“I paralyze myself by overthinking.”

“I feel completely unprepared.”