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reinventing academic writing — University Affairs

We need to use research to identify and implement the most effective ways to support students’ writing development. BY ANDREA L. WILLIAMS | 03 MARCH 2022 Metaphors shape the way we see and interact with our world. Military metaphors dominate academia: cells attack and invade microbiology, and corporations devise strategies, cut budgets, deploy resources, and […]

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How Should We Grade UTSC Creative Writing Courses? – University

In 2013, UTSC’s English department launched a minor in Creative Writing. The program — the first creative writing program at the U of T — enrolled 67 students in the 2017-2018 academic year. However, the department has encountered exceptional interest in creative writing courses, all of which require students to be admitted by creative portfolio. […]

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Students learn the art of creative writing with a stellar faculty and new undergraduate degrees

In a 2019 interview, Scott Simon of National Public Radio asked Chanelle Benz G’12 a pointed and timely question about her debut novel, “The Gone Dead,” in which the title character returns to the Mississippi Delta cabin her father owned in the 1970s. There she confronts the mystery of her father’s death and struggles against […]

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The narrative installation “Lost in the Woods” draws on the art and writes the talents of the students

Visitors walk through the ‘Lost in the Woods’ art installation created by students in art and writing classes during the fall semester. A steady stream of students and other visitors toured an immersive interdisciplinary narrative installation, created by SUNY Fredonia students enrolled in writing and art classes, at The Art Market, a Main Street showcase […]

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She4She gives Abaji community medical care and writing materials for students – The Sun Nigeria

She4She, a non-governmental organization, has given hope to disadvantaged young children returning to school in Abaji, a community on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory. Similarly, food and various medical services were also shared with the adult population. The ceremony took place at the town hall of Abaji. As part of the package for […]

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University Writing launches new open educational resource

Body of the review University Writing has launched a new open educational resource, or OER, which contains worksheets and documents on many writing-focused topics, such as editing and proofreading, literature reviews, and ePortfolios. Christopher Basgier, Director of University Writing, expressed his enthusiasm for OER saying, “We have long been known locally and nationally for our […]

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Connecting Reading to Writing – Language Magazine

Every semester, as I prepare for my classes, I ponder the same questions: Why does our academic English as a Second Language (ESL) program require so many reading and writing lessons before students can enter transfer level English course? As teachers of reading, why are we forced to choose from textbooks that often seem to […]