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Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Student Success
August 22, 2014
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Laurier Arts Common Reading Program

The 2nd annual Laurier Arts Common Reading Program has officially begun. This program is targeted to incoming students in the Faculty of Arts. Now that you have received the book, we encourage you to read it, and then join the conversations that are happening on the Common Reading Program Facebook page. Taking part in the program is a great way to connect with your peers before you meet them in person in the fall.


Selfies in Sociology

Who doesn't love a good selfie? Ellen isn't the only one who can put selfies to good use, you know? Read about a project we were involved in with first year Sociology students:


Read the full article here.

Course instructor: Kimberly Ellis-Hale
Collaborators: Boba Samuels & Jordana Garbati (Writing Centre), Anne Kelly (Library), Stefan Todoroff (Centre for Teaching Innovation & Excellence)
Article by: Nick Dinka (Library)

Are commas getting you down?

We can help. We have just published a new commas and end of sentence punctuation handout. Here's a little teaser:


Be sure to click on over to our handouts page or come by the Writing Centre (DAWB 1-102) to find many other useful resources. 

Le Camembert

How do you feel about pie charts? We love them almost as much as we love pencils! 

Did you know that in France, pie charts are called "le camembert" (as in the cheese)?


In Brazil, these awesome little charts are called pizza charts. Charts, food, and languages...what a way to begin the weekend! Hope you all have a great one!

source of information

Another fan of pencils

I guess we can add eyewear company Warby Parker to the pencil fan club.  


photo via A Piece of Toast blog





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