Writing Help is Here!

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Final exam time is nearly upon us: many struggle with research papers and best writing practices. The Strose Prose Guide to College Writing 2018-19 is here to help you through the process of writing and integrating your research with skill. It includes examples of student papers as well as guidelines to work through the process of composing a solid paper for a variety of disciplines and genres.

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Employers Want English Majors!

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Department Chair David Morrow emailed a link to this article at CBS News pointing out that employers want English majors more than business majors — and other “problematic majors” have high under- and unemployment rates. Among the reasons are:

majors are aimed at preparing students for specific fields…are failing to graduate “job ready” adults, the researchers said. Students in these majors may not be learning communication and critical thinking skills, which means they may lack the writing and reasoning abilities that employers want in new hires.

Communication and critical thinking are key for the job market as well as for the study of literature and writing.

Check out the full piece here.

Black Student Union: It’s Your Institution

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Wednesday 28th November: come talk to faculty about your experiences in the classroom.

English Club Poetry Slam: 29 Nov 2018

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English Club is proud to present Saint Rose Slams! On November 29th (This Thursday) at 8 pm in the Campus Theatre we will be hosting a poetry slam. Open mic sign ups start at 7:30 pm.

All are welcomed- regardless of your major! If you want to preform or just want to watch, feel free to come and to bring friends!

Overenrollment?

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All requests for over-enrollment in our courses must go through the department chair! Do not contact the instructor directly.

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Faculty Works in Progress: 12 Nov 2018

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In the News: Dr. Laity

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The English Department’s own Dr. Kathryn Laity will be a keynote speaker later this month at the 20th Anniversary Conference at the Finnish Institute of Japan. The conference focus is Finnish artist Tove Jansson, probably best known as the creator of The Moomins but also a painter and novelist. Dr. Laity’s keynote will be ‘Improvisation is a beautiful word’: Tove Jansson & Living Art Every Day.

Have you got news for us? Be sure to share the word with the English department, students and alumni.