PWR's Blog Posts

Coordinator's Corner: Naming What We Really Value in the Lunsfords

By Cassie Wright

Sharp slide decks, moving vocal delivery, timely argument, exceptional evidence and research methods, a certain je ne sais quoi... What is it that we find so compelling about Lunsford presentations? How do we evaluate this student work, equitably, reliably, and validly? How might we help students learn the rhetorical skills requisite of effective oral presentation of research? And how might we work toward creating a shared vocabulary to articulate what we value in this assignment?

Winter 2019 Committee Updates

Pictured above: The 2018-2019 Curriculum Committee. Missing from the photo - Angela Becerra Vidergar & Arturo Heredia.

Over the last few months, the PWR committees have been hard at work to support the lecturers, students, and the program.   Read on below to see what they've been up to this year so far.

Student Spotlight: November 2018

For this issue, PWR had the opportunity to interview our very own student assistant, Khuyen Le.  You might have seen Khuyen around the third floor, working near Jenae's cube or organizing the PWR library, or perhaps she's contacted you to take photographs of your class.  Below you can find out a little bit more about her and what makes her such a great member of the PWR team.

Conclusions Workshop or Effective Conclusions: The White Whale!

Overview: This activity has two main goals. The first is to situate conclusions as much more than afterthoughts in the writing process; it aims to cultivate rhetorical awareness of the moves that scholars tend to make, encouraging students to reflect on the capacities of a concluding space across the different modes and disciplines with which they are engaged.

Instructor News: September 2018

Our instructors kept themselves busy during the summer months. Below we capture just a snapshot of how some instructors kept themselves busy this summer -- on top of the important work of prepping for fall, working on their intellectual projects, and, of course, caring for/supporting their families.