PULLMAN, Wash. – Speaker Crit Callebs will inspire faculty and others to consider their role as mentors to students and the place of storytelling in the academy at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the CUB junior ballroom and via videostreaming at other Washington State University locations. Light refreshments will be served.
By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Writing Program at Washington State University again has been named among the 21 best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. WSU is the only institution in the Northwest to “typically make the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum,” according to the rankings criteria.
By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education
PULLMAN, Wash. – A professor “passionate about cultivating students’ literacy” is the new director of The Writing Program at Washington State University.
You take a sip of wine. Your host asks, “How do you like it?” You say, “I like it” or “It’s not good.” You responded, but have you given good clues as to what you really meant?
Was your merlot “deliciously fruity with a hint of wood” or “too spicy and flowery” for your taste?
Grading writing by students is a lot like that, says Lisa Johnson-Shull, co-director of the WSU Writing Program. To help students communicate more effectively on each successive paper, professors could use a vocabulary that is clear yet descriptive enough to inspire change and growth.
So she’s … » More …
PULLMAN – Employers who ask for new hires with writing skills should be pleased with soon-to-be graduates from WSU, according to results in a comprehensive evaluation of undergraduate upperclassmen.
According to Diane Kelly-Riley, director of Writing Assessment, the WSU Writing Portfolio Seventh Findings (2005-07) report is “by far the most positive report ever.”
“Students are completing their junior Writing Portfolios earlier in their academic careers, they are submitting writing examples from a wider range of disciplines and more students campus wide are showing they are ready to write proficiently in their majors,” said Kelly-Riley. “The data in the report supports that there’s a … » More …