Over at the CSR Chronicle a piece on English professor Jennifer Marlow inviting an author for a virtual visit with students:
Author Lacy M. Johnson, who wrote “The Reckonings,” which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, virtually visited Wednesday with English 317-The Art of Essay class via Skype, for a Q&A session.
College of Saint Rose professor, Jennifer Marlow, invited Johnson to offer insights to her student writers. “Since she is a writing teacher herself, I know that she will be able to converse with and offer practical advice to student writers,” said Marlow.
Read the rest here.
By Amanda Famigletti
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.
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.
Join us Monday 12 Nov to hear faculty speak about their current works in progress.
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.
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