This workshop aimed at multilingual graduate students is a hands-on practice session where participants can try techniques for increasing precision, accuracy, and description at the sentence level. We will work through opportunities to write about our own ideas (conveying a direct message to the reader), others’ ideas (paraphrasing), and data (choosing verbs to best suit the concept).
Instructor: Melissa Bender earned her Ph.D. in English at University of California, Davis, in 2009. She is a Continuing Lecturer in the University Writing Program at UC Davis and also serves as the Assistant Director for the Writing Across the Curriculum program. She is the co-author, with Karma Waltonen, of Twenty Writing Assignments in Context: An Instructor’s Resource for the Composition Classroom (McFarland 2017) and Who’s Your Source? A Student Writer’s Guide to the Ethical and Effective Use of Resources (Broadview Press 2019). Her research interests include 20th century U.S. memoir, writing pedagogy, popular culture, American Studies, and visual rhetoric. She presents regularly at national and international conferences.
Sponsored by the University Writing Program: Writing Across the Curriculum Program and GradPathways (Graduate Studies)