Category Archives: Supporting Students

Summer Happenings with PWR: Pre-College Institute

by Program in Writing and Rhetoric Faculty      With summer in full steam, so is Stony Brook’s PWR! In addition to offering many inter-semester courses, Stony Brook’s Writing and Rhetoric faculty are involved in a wide range of further … Continue reading

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Online teaching: the good, the bad, the promise and the peril

Online classes are increasingly popular with students because of the untethering they offer from both classroom and campus and increasingly popular with administrations because $$$. What about the professors teaching these classes? What do they think and feel about this … Continue reading

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Visual Rhetoric, Visual Argument: Reading Images Responsibly by Rita S. Nezami

  “Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.” – John Berger, Ways of Seeing   The power of visual rhetoric is monumental. An image can often have a greater impact on an audience than … Continue reading

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Why are they so quiet? 

 by Liz Kotseas “Why are they so quiet?” is a common question from teachers who want to encourage English Language Learners (ELLs) to collaborate with peers or participate during class discussions.  I, too, wondered why some of my students in ESL … Continue reading

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Faith as a Foundation of Professoring

Matthew Miranda  As a second-year professor, I’ve found some of my first-year anxieties were year-one specific. I’ve come to realize no matter how eager and willing I am to make myself available for each and every one of the living … Continue reading

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Understanding Veteran Students – Part I

Roger Thompson As writing instructors, we see a much wider swath of the student population than other faculty.  And, as writing instructors, we are likely confronted with personal histories in ways that faculty in other disciplines encounter.  Those ideas were … Continue reading

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Mentoring Veteran Students

Roger Thompson Today I had a meeting with a graduate student in higher ed administration, and she is working with our Veterans Affairs office.  Herself a veteran, she is seeking ways to encourage mentorship of student veterans, and she was … Continue reading

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