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Writing Center at Waynesburg University

Develop rich and varied writing with the assistance of our peer writing consultants.

Welcome to the Writing Center!

Banned Books Week

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Writing Center Celebrations!

 

September

Month-Long Observances

  • Hispanic Heritage Month

  • National Guide Dog Month

Additional Celebrations

  • September 6: Labor Day
  • September 6-8 (sundown to sundown): Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year celebration, marking the creation of the world.
  • September 11: Patriot Day (U.S.A.)
  • September 15: International Day of Democracy
  • September 15-16 (sundown to sundown): Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, a day of atonement marked by fasting and ceremonial repentance.
  • September 18: International Equal Pay Day, celebrated for the first time in September 2020, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.
  • September 16: Mexican Independence Day
  • September 20: Sukkot begins, a seven-day Jewish festival giving thanks for the fall harvest. (Jewish)
  • September 21: International Day of Peace
     

October

Month-Long Observances 

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Bullying Prevention Month

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month

  • Filipino-American Heritage Month

  • LGBTQ History Month

  • Global Diversity Awareness Month

Additional Celebrations

  • October 2: International Day of Nonviolence

  • October 6: Navrati begins (Hindu)

  • October 10: World Mental Health Day

  • October 11: National Coming Out Day (LGBTQIAA+)

  • October 11: National Indigenous Peoples Day

  • October 19: Eid Milad ul-Nabi (Muslim)
    October 20: Sikh Holy Day (birth of Guru Granth)

  • October 20: International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.

  • October 29: Latinx Women’s Equal Pay Day. The aim is to raise awareness about the wider-than-average pay gap between Latinx women and White men. Latinx women are paid 54 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

  • October 31: Halloween

 

Style Guide

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Grammar/Mechanics

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Writing Styles

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