WRT 353, "Issues and Methods in Writing Consultancy," is a 3-credit tutor training course open to students in any major at URI. This course introduces students to the practice and theory of one-to-one writing instruction and emphasizes varied writing situations and multiple learning styles. It covers approaches to collaboration, learning, writing, responding to writing, and strategies for making appropriate writing choices. WRT 353 is offered in both the fall and spring. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to apply to become tutors in one of four locations: in the Writing Center, as a Discipline-Specific Writing Consultant, at the Providence Campus, and at URI Academy at Central Falls High School.
Ankawha Blain, "Blue Whales Do Not Live in Providence," *The Independent Scribe* Fall 2009 edition
Jessica Watson, "Should America Speak American?" *The Independent Scribe *Fall 2009 edition
Sarah Payne, "Thoreau's Sublime Wreckage in *Cape Cod*," *The Independent Scribe *Fall 2009 edition
Mercer Smith, "Coffee Coffin," "A-Bed at 3AM," and "Chucks," *The Independent Scribe *Fall 2009 edition
Raymond Mathieu, "Frozen Foods Section," "So They Say," and "The Steps to Stumblin'," *The Independent Scribe *Fall 2009 edition
George C. Whaley, Jr. "Clam Bake" and "A Vicious, Pretty Cycle," *The Independent Scribe *Fall 2009 edition
Patricia Wisenseel, "The Bells:" From a Freestanding Object to a Pulsating Presence," *The Independent Scribe *Fall 2009 edition
Kaitlyn Stone, "The Vulgar Way," *Chronogram*, November 2009
Professor Jeremiah Dyehouse was awarded sabbatical leave for Spring 2011 to work on his project, "Roots for a Technological Rhetoric: John Dewey's Writings on Writing."
Professor Mike Pennell was awarded a grant for his proposal, "Enhancing the Training of Writing Teachers through Video."
Professor Kim Hensley Owens was published in the book, Textual Mothers, Maternal Texts: Motherhood in Contemporary Women's Literatures .
PhD candidate Joannah Portman Daley was awarded a mini grant from the Office of Research and Economic Development Graduate Research to be put toward participant incentives for her dissertation project.View More Announcements
Every other spring, URI community members gather in the Writing Center, 4th floor Roosevelt Hall, to look at and listen to the research proposals of graduate students in WRT 647, Seminar in Research Methods. The class, led by Prof. Mike Pennell of Writing and Rhetoric, spends the semester designing original research projects using a variety of methods, as well as learning the value of mixed methods research and critical methodologies for the study of all types of writing. The poster presentation event began in 1999 under the instruction of Prof. Libby Miles, now chair of Writing and Rhetoric. “A great research design makes sense to different audiences and addresses questions worth answering,” said Prof. Miles, who attended the most recent session. “Each year we do this, the work gets better and better.”