Department of Writing and Rhetoric

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The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is the home of the University of Mississippi’s First-Year Writing and Speech Communication programs, and the University Writing Centers. The department also administers the Writing Enriched Curriculum program and the Professional Writing minor.

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Students from Writing 310, Writing in Professional Contexts, taught by Jeanine Rauch of UM’s Southaven Campus, joined Dr. Jonathan Harrington’s EDHE Career and Life Planning class to learn how to prepare for and conduct themselves professionally at interviews held in restaurant settings. The experience, facilitated by Dr. Janet Cherry of the University of Memphis, was […]
The University of Mississippi Writing Centers received approval for Stage 2 Level 2 certification from the College Reading and Learning Association’s International Tutor Training Program Certification program. Faculty and consultants developed a sophisticated and rigorous training program for new and returning consultants that is standardized among all three campus writing centers. Consultants who complete the […]
At the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in Houston, TX, Alice Myatt, Jeanine Rauch and Rachel Johnson hosted a panel presentation entitled “Inspiring Action by Enabling Agency in Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing Courses.” The presentation specifically explored the challenge faculty teaching advanced writing courses face of developing and delivering curriculum designed to prepare diverse, […]