Academic Writing

Announcements

November 19, 2014
Click here to access the playlist for Jonathan Auerbach's Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture.
November 19, 2014
On Nov. 24th, join PEN/Faulkner for In This Way Comes Morning: New Writing of the West African Diaspora, featuring Okey Ndibe, Taiye Selasi, and Chinelo Okparanta. Tickets $15. 
November 5, 2014
How to Write a Literature Review – November 13, 2014; 10 am-12 pm OR 1 pm-3 pm, Mathematics Building 1403A
October 2, 2014
School of Music Music Scholars Lecture Seriespresents Sean Williams The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington "Irish-Speaking Regions as a Locus of Musical Exile" Leah Smith Lecture Hall (room 2200, School of Music, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)
October 2, 2014
Jonathan AuerbachWeapons of Democracy: How Social Reformers Became Propagandists for World War IThursday, November 13, 4:00 pmUlrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall
April 25, 2014
UMD has officially joined the Committee on Institutional Collaboration (CIC) as a part of its broader integration with the Big Ten. Nearly every member institution offers a department or program in linguistics or speech-language pathology. We have invited a speaker from each CIC institution to speak to what extent can theoretical research inform experimental practice, and vice versa? In particular, we have invited speakers from two major focuses of CIC language science research: prosody and language acquisition. This event is funded in part by your Graduate Student Activities Fee and is therefore open to the entire Graduate Student Community.
April 1, 2014
Thursday April 3, 4:00-5:30 PMMcKeldin Library, Room 6137Special Events Room  
March 13, 2014
ACCESS2ALUMNI Tuesday, April 8 4:00 p.m. Riggs Alumni Center Keynote speaker will be John Kelly '84, columnist for the Washington Post! Since 2004, "John Kelly's Washington" has been shining the light on Washington's less-famous side, celebrating its citizens, bemoaning its irritations and ferreting out quirky bits of local history. Come to A2A this year to hear from John on how his English degree helped him succeed in his professional life. Read more about John here: www.arhu.umd.edu/access2alumni/keynote
January 31, 2014
When: February 27, 2014 What time: 3:30 pm Where: 2212B Benjamin Building
December 10, 2012
On Monday, December 17, from 10:00 to 12:00 in 0223 Tawes, the Academic Writing Program will host an instructional session on how to use Canvas in the classroom. Canvas is the new ELMS platform, replacing Blackboard in spring 2013. This workshop will be hosted by the director of the Academic Writing Program, Linda Macri, and several instructors who piloted Canvas in their Blended Learning English 101 courses in fall 2012.

News

November 21, 2014
Nabila Hijazi, and Douglass Kern will present at the 2014 NCTE Annual Convention about Digital and Media Literacies this weekend.
November 20, 2014
Lecturer Caleb Kriesberg's essay, "What if Parson Weems is My Hero? Engaging American History Students in a Multicultural Classroom" was printed as part of the proceedings of a conference he attended last March, sponsored by the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. The conference was titled: "The Image of the Hero in Literature, Media, and Society," at which Caleb presented and lead discussions on his paper. Caleb learned about the conference from a flyer posted in Tawes Hall.
November 20, 2014
Lyra Hilliard and three undergraduate Teaching Assistants, Emily McDermott, Robbie Tully, and Sayema Tareq, will present at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) on Friday. Keep reading to learn more.
September 2, 2014
Jeanne Fahnestock was a keynote speaker at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation in Amsterdam, July 1 through 4, 2014. Title of address: "Arguing in the Grooves: Genre and Language Constraints in Scientific Controversies." She also received the "Distinguished Scholarship Award" for 2014 in recognition of "a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of argumentation."
July 17, 2014
Heather Lindenman's ENGL 292/388C was recognized in the Capital News Service  as well as other news outlets for the course's efforts to build confidence and promote college as an option for high school students.
May 7, 2014
On May 24, Cameron will deliver a paper, titled “Managing Fear and Anger in Climate Change Discourse,” at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Keep reading to learn more!
May 7, 2014
Doctoral candidate Oliver Brearey's article "Understanding the Relationship Between First- and Second-Semester College Writing Courses" was accepted for publication in Teaching English in the Two-Year College. It is expected to be published in the March 2015 issue of the journal.
May 6, 2014
Several Writing Center tutors represented the English Department at Undergraduate Research Day on May 1:  Jillian  DiNardo , “Expanding Horizons: Cultural Awareness in the Writing Center:” Lena Stypeck, “Expanding Our Own Thinking: Using Analogies in Tutoring Sessions;” and Brittany Whetzel, James Gray, and Edward Lo, “Cultural Awareness for Writing Center Tutors.” 
April 8, 2014
On April 4-5, 2014, Writing Center administrators and tutors presented at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association conference at Salisbury University.
March 25, 2014
Congratulations to Pamela Gerhardt for receiving the 2014 American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Outstanding Book Award for Memoir or Biography for her memoir memoir Lucky That Way: Rediscovering My Father's World (University of Missouri Press, 2013).

Upcoming Events

Sun Dec 21

3:30 PM
Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Thu Apr 16

Thu Oct 22

10:00 AM
3:30 PM

Fri Oct 23

10:00 AM