2014 Minor in Writing Commencement

Congratulations to the second graduating class of the Sweetland Minor in Writing!

Writing Assessment

Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Norbert Elliot was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Brother Martin High School. He received both his BA and MA from the University of New Orleans and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. He has…

Lessons Learned: Working with Writers in the Peer Writing Center

In traditional classrooms, the teacher is the expert and the student is the novice. When I started considering pursuing education during my freshman year of college, that pressure filled me with anxiety. The hierarchy of teaching a student –established by…

Multilingual Writers in the University Classroom

Terry Myers Zawacki is professor emerita at George Mason University where she also directed the university’s highly ranked Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program and the University Writing Center. She has published on writing across the curriculum (WAC), writing in the…

Writers Welcome

When a writer walks into Sweetland, she brings with her a list of expectations about the tutor sitting in front of her. For example, I have frequently come into contact with the assumption that consultants are strictly humanities majors preparing…

Tutoring Across Educational Domains

The Sweetland Center for Writing is unique in its collection of staff members, ranging across many different fields of study. When I first joined the team of Sweetland peer writing consultants, I was amazed at all the different majors employed…

Writing in Science

When Judy Swan was growing up, everyone told her she’d have to pick just one thing to do. But that’s not been true; after starting out in scientific research, she now teaches writing to scientists at all levels in education,…

Transfer and Writing

Rebecca Nowacek is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center at Marquette University. Her research interests include: Transfer of writing related knowledge, Writing center research and administration, Interdisciplinary Curricula and Writing, and Writing…

Writing Across the Curriculum

Mike Palmquist is Associate Vice Provost for Learning and Teaching, Professor of English, and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University where he directs the University’s Institute for Learning and Teaching. His scholarly interests include writing across the curriculum,…

Word²: Writer to Writer with Maria Cotera

Images from Sweetland’s new Word²: Writer to Writer series with guest Professor Maria Cotera at the wonderful Literati Bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor. The folks at WCBN-FM were on hand to broadcast the conversation live on 88.3 and bring the…