Writing Studies Newsletters

 

 
 
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Robb Larson: Gaining Global Perspectives 

Senior Robb Larson discusses how studying abroad in Istanbul altered the ways that he related to the world around him.  Robb recalls how“this trip allowed me to realize the different ways that I can relate to the world around me.” 

 
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Digital Writing Studio: Building Community 

Program/Project Specialist Shannon Klug and Professor John Logie applied for a CLA grant to create a lab with the technology necessary for students to create multimodal projects. As technology advances, there is an “Increasing awareness that writing is not necessarily a matter of putting the alphabet and numeric characters in white rectangles,” states Professor Logie. This space will allow students to develop the skills needed to create and communicate effectively in the 21st century workplace.

 
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Preparing Students and the Program for the Workplace 

 
The Technical Communication Advisory Board (TCAB) consists of a diverse group of industry professionals who benefit the department in several ways: from serving as guest speakers in classes, attending networking events, and serving as mentor to graduate students. “It’s really a win-win: TCAB involvement can help to strengthen the program itself, and it gives students an opportunity to learn about networking with potential mentors and employers,” says TCAB coordinator Liz Fendley