Name: Sarvani Ramcharran
Major(s), Minor(s): Biology and Religion, Chemistry
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
1. Other than class assignments, what kinds of things do you write or have you written?
I have a 1000 mL beaker on my desk, and on a pretty regular basis I write down good things that have happened on a slip of paper and drop them in there. I'll read through them again at the end of the year. I also write letters and notes to people a lot. Oh, and I write for The Torch, so news articles as well. Evidently I don't do a whole lot of recreational writing.
2. What piece of writing are you most proud of?
It has taken me roughly a week to try to think of an answer for this question and I'm still at a loss. Maybe the letter I wrote in 5th grade breaking up with my first "boyfriend." He was just holding me back.
At home I always wrote in the living room because there was plenty of background noise. At school I write in bed mostly. Sometimes I write on the floor if I have a lot of materials so I can spread out. I never, ever, write at a desk.
4. Do you have any interesting quirks and/or routines you follow when writing or when you are preparing to write? What are they?
Body first, thesis afterwards. I think it's much easier to write down and explain all of my ideas in different paragraphs first, and at the end read through it and see what the common argument is. I also write the topic sentence for every paragraph first to make the skeleton of the essay, then go through and play a monumental game of fill in the blank.
6. What was the best writing experience of your life?
8. What advice do you have for other Wittenberg writers?
No matter how deplorably it comes out, just put your thoughts on the paper and worry about dolling it up later. It doesn't need to come out perfectly the first time, and it's impossible to receive help from others if you trap your processing in your head.
9. What should students know about you when they come in to visit you in the Writing Center?
I'm more scared of you than you are of me.
10. What’s the best part about working in the Writing Center?
My co-workers are especially clever people that I enjoy talking to in or out of the Center. There's a lot of laughter and new ideas in conversation with them, both of which I think are extremely valuable.