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Karma Waltonen Elected President of the Margaret Atwood Society

Karma Waltonen has been elected President of the Margaret Atwood Society. The Margaret Atwood Society is an international association of scholars, teachers, and students who share an interest in Atwood’s work. The main goal of the Society is to promote scholarly exchange of Atwood’s works and cultural contributions by providing opportunities for scholars to exchange information. 

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National Writing Project Releases Civically Engaged Writing Analysis Continuum

Through a grant from the Spencer Foundation, the National Writing Project and its partners have worked to develop the Civically Engaged Writing Analysis Continuum (CEWAC) at http://cewac.nwp.org. Carl Whithaus was a member of the Working Group that developed the CEWAC.This writing rubric and supporting materials are designed to assess youth’s ability to engage in public arguments, rooted in evidence and reasoning, enter productive civic conversations, and take action both in and out of school.
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UWP1 Students Present at UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference

The 2018 UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference poster sessions featured five students from UWP1: Rachel Nicole Yee, "Rhetorical Analysis of the Nutrition Discourse Community"; Sharani Ramesh, "Amtrack Travel Research Podcast"; Jihan Eter, "Automated Machine Grading of Writing"; Meyhaa Buvanesh, "Addressing Health Communication in Nutrition," and Ratnapala Gamage, "Different Cultural Styles of Writing Organization vs. the American Style of Organization." 

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Dana Ferris and Kendon Kurzer Published in TESOL Quarterly

Dana Ferris and Kendon Kurzer have articles published in the most recent issue of TESOL Quarterly. Dana's article, co-authored with former DE Education graduate student Grant Eckstein, is titled "Comparing L1 and L2 Texts and Writers in First-Year Composition." Kendon's article, which is based on research done in the UWP ESL program in 2014-15, is titled "Dynamic Written Corrective Feedback in Developmental Multilingual Writing Classes.

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