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The SR-522/I-405 exit ramp to the south entrance of the UW Bothell/Cascadia CC campus will be closed beginning Wednesday, Sept. 17 until further notice. Drivers are advised to take the Beardslee exit (195th street) as an alternative.

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Writing and Communication Center

Erik Echols, Lead Peer Consultant

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BA, Interdisicplinary Arts and Sciences, 2006

A blinking cursor taunts me in the upper left of the monitor. The blinding blank white page stares back at me—waiting.

As someone who has struggled with writing, especially deadline writing, I have always looked upon those few, gifted individuals who are able to dash out elegant papers, reports or even letters effortlessly with respect.

Fortunately, there is hope for writers like us; hope in the structure and method of the process we undertake before writing a single word. We often focus on the back-end view of writing, the polished, finished product rather than strategy, foundation and the structure of a work in progress. We write one step at a time, one word at a time.

My strengths as a consultant include thesis focus, writing structure, close reading and literature review. I offer my patience, and organizational skills, as well as years of experience to successfully navigate the writing process.

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
Scott Adams - The Dilbert Principle