Center for Writing and Speaking

Phoebe Keleher

What I Love about Writing

With a lot of things, people expect you to be perfect right away. When you’re speaking in class, you’re supposed to express your thoughts without the opportunity of going back to revise or change something you said, or erase what you said completely and replace it with something new. Writing is a long process of writing, rewriting, editing, and revising, and sometimes this can be difficult, but I think it’s also beautiful that we’re given the opportunity to really perfect what we’re trying to communicate. Even if perfection is a stretch, improvement can be satisfying enough. After all, Robert Cormier said it best: “The beautiful part about writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.”

Class Year



Winchester, MA




Education, Media and Communications

How I Stay Involved

In addition to classes, clubs, and being a Writing Fellow, I also work as a student consultant for the Teaching and Learning Institute.

Life After Ursinus

I’m working towards getting my teaching certification so I can teach English at the high school level once I graduate.

An Unusual Fact about Me

I’ve read every book written by Jane Austen.