Writing for Change

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WWP PIC This project, led by Elizabeth West, Georgia Rhoades, Mary Anne Maier, Christine Dave, Lisa Redman, and Jill Smith, is in its third year of focused monthly meetings for community women writers. In April of 2011, WWP presented its work in a performance of writing, song, and movement, with a second performance in May of 2013, directed by Mary Anne Maier. For information about joining the group, email Georgia Rhoades at rhoadesgd@appstate.edu.  We have explored themes of pilgrimage, healing, and kindness, producing writing for performance and community. 

For more information about WWP and this year's workshop calendar, please click here.

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Lisa PicLeadership, Community Businesses and Non-Profits:

In 2012, working with the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Appalachian State University, Planning Consultant Lisa Redman accrued information about writing in the real world from various local, regional, and national businesses by engaging in interviews, emails, and discussions. The purpose of this research was to provide educators and students with insight into the specific kinds of writing that employers look for when hiring new employees. After the results of the survey were analyzed, Redman identified several recurrent themes in the responses. For example, an overarching theme of criticism is that employees do not spend quality time with their writing, and that they tend to use fragmented language or “text speak” when relaying information. We hope this research will illuminate and encourage our students to practice their written and verbal communication.

For more information about the methodology and results of Lisa's research, please click here. 


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Writing for Change Series,  Teaching for Social Justice

Recent Events

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 6:30 pm, Rm 1116, Anne Belk Hall:  Please join WAC faculty for a workshop presentation and discussion around teaching for social justice & critical thinking skills.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 6:30pm, Price Lake Room, Plemmons Student Union:  Please join WAC faculty & students for an evening of documentary film sharing.  Students from Elizabeth West’s 2001 “Intro to WAC” courses will share their semester research project documentary films. Discussion and Q & A with students & faculty to follow.

Elizabeth West (westel@appstate.edu) is available for presentations, workshops & trainings as a facilitator with faculty concerned with issues in social justice, sustainability, women in activism, & other topics within the global justice movement. Classes she's visited include Sustainable Development, Ecofeminism, Education, Women's Studies & Watauga Global Communities. Please contact her if you would like a class visit or presentation.


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WAC Video: A Guide for Student Writing at ASU

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Nancy Sommers Video: Beyond the Red Ink

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Contact Us

For information about the Writing Across the Curriculum Program please contact Director Georgia Rhoades at (828) 262-2075 or e-mail at rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Appalachian State University
1107 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box 32033
Boone, NC 28608-2033

(828) 262-2075 (office)
(828) 262-2032 (fax)

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