Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Limits of Rhetoric

 Roger Thompson There are none, of course.  Or, so, apparently I’ve convinced a fair number of my students that there aren’t, even without attempting to do so. We’re working through our textbook, one that essentially posits rhetoric as the center of … Continue reading

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Rigorous Empowerment: An Intro to the Writing Center

Writing Center Corner Rosie Kavanah* I have been tutoring at the Writing Center for the past three years. Like many of the other tutors, I love my job, and, also like my colleagues, I have often found myself evaluating it. … Continue reading

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Writing Obstacles

by Gene Hammond My favorite thing about being Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric here is walking through the halls hearing the many one-on-one conversations spilling out of offices about writing, and seeing students sitting or standing or … Continue reading

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Why I Teach Grammar

MaryAnn Duffy With this blog I would like to begin an informal and open discussion about teaching grammar.  During some of our calibration Brown Bags, we’ve had at least one paper whose primary weakness was at the sentence level.  This … Continue reading

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Keeping ePortfolios Free of Virtual Dust

Writing ePortfolio Corner Cynthia Davidson What is the future of the ePortfolio at Stony Brook, in particular the writing-intensive ePortfolio? Many of the recent success stories we’ve heard on campus extend the functionality of a showcase portfolio in some interesting … Continue reading

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Tread softly because you tread on my writing

David Hannigan With a few weeks to go in my first semester at Stony Brook, I walked into WRT 102 and announced we were deviating from the course outline. I handed each student a photocopy of a column that I wrote … Continue reading

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A maker mindset in the writing classroom

Kristina Lucenko Welcome to Stony Brook University’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) blog! I am thrilled to participate with my colleagues in this collective writing space, where we’ll share our ideas about and experiences with teaching and learning. A … Continue reading

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Fostering Feedback: Dramaturgy and the Writing Classroom

Christopher Petty Allow me to start by introducing myself: my name is Christopher Petty and I teach in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University, as well as in the Theatre Department at Suffolk County Community College, … Continue reading

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