Spotlight: Cassie


Cassie Theobald


1)      Tell me about yourself…. What are you studying? What year are you?
I’m a fourth-year undergrad majoring in data analytics, specifically computational analytics, and minoring in professional writing.

2)      What do you like about working at the Writing Center?
I like getting to help a wide variety of writers with their work; helping someone become less stressed about their writing really makes my day better.

3)      What is your favorite book?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon!

4)      When you are struggling with writing, what do you do?
When I’m struggling to start a project, I try to outline what I want to say as much as possible and then give myself a break to do other things like eat a snack, go for a walk, or browse social media for a bit.

5)      What advice do you have for students?
Breathe. It may feel like the world is spiraling out of control but stopping to breathe and refocus can help lighten the pressure you’re feeling.

6)      What's your favorite part of speech/grammatical concept (either to talk about in sessions, or in general)?
My favorite grammatical concept to talk about is semicolons. They are the most elegant form of punctuation!

7)      What have you had the most fun writing?
I enjoyed interviewing a man who was retiring after 50 years of working at OSU and then writing about his life stories.

8)      What's your favorite assignment to work on with clients?
I enjoyed brainstorming, but I especially liked going over technical writing assignments.

9)      What is one motto that you incorporate into your life or your writing?
My guiding principle is the Golden Rule: “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” This reminds me to be kind, patient, and empathetic with others, whether they’re classmates, coworkers, clients, friends, or even strangers.

10)  Describe your perfect writing day.
My perfect writing day would be when the sun is shining, a soft breeze is blowing, and the words just come to me.