Graduate Student Writing

Thesis: A document prepared to achieve an academic degree that often states a problem in a given field and then provides an exploration of that problem through reviews of literature, methodological inquiries, and discussions. Qualifying Paper: A longer essay used as a capstone project demonstrating a student’s ability to research, evaluate, and analysis a topic… Read More »

Discussion Topic: Preserving a Language

Watch this amazing story of the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language. She discusses her efforts to write a dictionary preserving the Wukchumni language. http://nyti.ms/1uQ6sL0 Questions to consider: What happens when a language dies? Who’s affected? What are the cultural ramifications? In what ways are language tied to culture? Does preserving this language benefit… Read More »

EWCA Workshop — 21 July 2014

Peer Tutor Education Models: Beyond Classroom Borders Nkem Chukwumerije, Peer Tutor, Fashion Institute of Technology – SUNY Brian Fallon, Director, Fashion Institute of Technology – SUNY Adam Gray, Associate Director, Fashion Institute of Technology – SUNY  The goal of this workshop is to develop strategies for creating a “higher risk/higher yield” (Boquet, 2003) peer tutor… Read More »

Audience Appeals

Trying to convince your audience that your position on an issue is most sensible requires careful attention to character, reason, and emotion also referred to as ethos, logos, and pathos, respectively. These are three appeals that writers can use to persuade an audience that their arguments and claims are sound and valid. Appeals to the… Read More »