Everyday life in the 21st century involves composing and understanding complex messages in multiple media and in varied contexts. Students in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric receive a comprehensive education in writing and rhetoric that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts. Learn more about our mission and goals.

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University Writing Center

The UWC offers free individual and small-group consultations for any writing in any situation. Students can meet with tutors online or face-to-face in multiple locations.

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Recent Faculty Publications

Angela R. Rounsaville

Rounsaville, Angela, Milu, Esther, and Joel Schneier.Contributive Knowledge Making and Critical Language Awareness: A Justice-Oriented Paradigm for Undergraduate Research at a Hispanic Serving Institution.” College English Special Issue on Undergraduate Research, vol. 84, no. 6, 2022, pp. 519-545. 

Kevin Roozen

Roozen, Kevin.Acting with Inscriptions: Expanding Perspectives of Writing, Learning, and Becoming” Journal for the Association of Expanded Perspectives on Learning, vol. 26, 2021, pp. 23-48.

Esther Milu

Milu, E & Gomes, M. (2021). “Hay un tiempo y un lugar para todo”: Literacy Autobiographies and the Cultivation of Translingual Rhetorical Sensibilities.” In S. B Malley, A. Frost & J. Kiernan (Eds).  Practical Pedagogies: Engaging Domestic and International Students in Translingual & Translocal Writing.  

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