The Weingarten Learning Resources Center provides academic support services and programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the University of Pennsylvania through its two offices.
I have my 2nd appointment with Brian Cuzzolina tomorrow to work at becoming a better writer. Our first session was OK. --He didn't understand what my problem was. My writing was "fine." Tomorrow, I want to break through this "fine" with him. Fine is something you tell a student when you just want them to be done. Not really something that you are excited to see. I want people to be excited to see what I have to say.
One of my major goals this year is to improve my writing. I know I can get across a coherent idea. I just don't think it's me when I'm writing. I want to be able to hear my voice when I write and still be able to play the academic cocktail party game.
The Academic Cocktail Party = citing theories from all those important people in your field.
It's great that Brian went through the same RWL program that I am going through now and can tell me some of the favoritisms of my professors. I would recommend everyone that goes to Penn to check out the Weingarten Learning Resources Center. The appointments do take a while; undergrads keep it booked. However, your sky-high tuition pays for them to help you. Take advantage.