“If you don’t do something with writing, you’re wasting your life.” That was a comment Dr. Chelsea Murdock received after writing fanfiction, and it changed her life. From shifting majors from voice to geology to finally English, Dr. Murdock is comfortable with exploring both the technical and creative parts of herself. With the fall of 2019 being her first semester as the new director of the Writing Center at Clemson, the Pearce Center for Professional Communication decided to learn more about Dr. Murdock. We delved into her background and professional past, her role as Writing Center Director and her plans for the future. … Continue readingDr. Chelsea Murdock: Getting To Know The New Writing Center Director
Not only are Victoria Houser and Shauna Chung working toward their doctorates in Rhetorics, but they are co-teaching Clemson’s First Year Composition class while doing so. Victoria and Shauna won an award celebrating their demonstration of excellence in teaching first-year writing Victoria won the Adobe Creative Teaching Award for First-Year Writing. This award is presented to one graduate student who excels in teaching with technology using the Adobe Creative Suite. Shauna won the Thomas E. Douglass Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is presented to the graduate teaching assistants who best exemplify the high standards of teaching Prof. Douglass promoted and practiced throughout his tenure in the English Department. … Continue readingFaculty Profile: Victoria Houser and Shauna Chung
Essays. Some people prefer them over tests, and some people hear the word and feel a sudden sense of panic. Writing a college essay can seem like a daunting task, but it’s really not as bad as it seems. If you are organized, thorough, and manage your time well, you should be good to go. Here are 9 helpful tips on writing an essay to help you efficiently do your best work.
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The argumentative essay — more than just an assignment, but rather, an art form. These essays are very useful when aiming to convey a message about something you strongly believe or do not believe in, yet can be very challenging to begin and complete. … Continue readingYour Guide to Forming an Argument