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Department of Writing and Rhetoric
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 that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts.

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Our advising team provides assistance for all students in Writing and Rhetoric programs. We hold regular open advising hours each term.

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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

Matthew Bryan

Bryan, Matthew. “For the Record: Practicing Critical Software Literacy in Writing Centers.” Computers and Composition, vol. 72, 2024.

Kevin Roozen

Roozen, Kevin. Drawing Worlds Together: Tracing Encounters with Art across the Lifespan.” In Multimodal Composition and Writing Transfer, edited by Matt Davis, Kara Poe Alexander, Ryan Shepherd, and Lillian Mina. WAC Clearinghouse, 2024, pp. 145-169.

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Sherry Rankins-Robertson

Aurora Matzke, Louis M. Maraj, Angela Clark-Oates, Anyssa Gonzalez, and Sherry Rankins-Robertson.“Coalition as Commonplace: Centering Feminist Scholarship, Pedagogies, and Leadership Special Issue Practices” Peitho Vol 25, issue 4 (Summer 2023). 

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