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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    What has the WRIT 102 committee been up to this year?

    This infographic briefly reports what the WRIT 102 curriculum committee worked on for AY 2017-2018 with plans for summer 2018. Consult the annual report (forthcoming) for full details; send any queries to Wendy Goldberg ( the curriculum chair.

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    Gretchen Bunde Named Kramer Award Outstanding Teacher

    OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Writing and Rhetoric awarded the X.A. Kramer Jr. Award for Outstanding Teacher to Gretchen Bunde. Bunde, an instructor in composition and rhetoric, was nominated by numerous students for her long history of excellence in teaching

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    Professional Writing students participate in dining etiquette class

    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 voluntary for the Writing 310 students, who were asked to engage in interview question analysis and prewriting in order to develop answers to commonly asked interview questions. Students were able to practice their solutions in a local restaurant; many commented on how helpful the experience was for them.

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