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Purdue University Fort Wayne Faculty Writing Circle: Welcome to the Circle!

About This Guide

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This site has been created by members of the PFW Faculty Writing Circle to provide a repository of materials that serve as a resource on writing, not just for the members of our circle, but for all the faculty. We invite your review and suggestions.


If you want to join our writing circle, please contact Sarah LeBlanc ( or Ann Marshall (

Recommended Reading

Tips and Basic Resources

Several individuals have provided writing and research tips through the resources listed below.

Shannon Johnson's video provides literature search tips on using the PFW databases.

Writing Circle Basic Library Search (Video, 28 minutes, 44 seconds)

Writing Sessions at Purdue University Fort Wayne Campus

Members: Swathi Reddy Baddam,  Xiaokai (Katie) Jia, Shannon Johnson, Beth Kaskel, Sarah LeBlanc, Irwin Mallin, Ann Marshall, Rachel Ramsey, Pam Reese, Nila Reimer, Julia Smith, Sherrie Steiner, Kate White

Fall, 2018:

  • Mondays and Fridays, 8:00 AM-noon, 2nd floor of library in LB 275
  • As usual, we gather to write, then about 11 or 11:30 AM, we report our progress to each other. 
  • We have a writers' blog. Contact Sara LeBlanc ( or Ann Marshall ( for the link and password.

Besides our writing projects, we may discuss writing tips and topics such as the IRB process. With each other, we confidentially share weekly progress and occasionally, we have a social event (completely voluntary and a lot of fun for those who are interested).