Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

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UCF Alumnus Heads to His New Position at Daytona State College Writing Center

November 2016

photoThe Daytona State College Writing Center welcomes UCF alumnus Mikael Romo as their new writing specialist. Mikael is a 2015 graduate from UCF with a BA in Writing and Rhetoric. He had this to say about the Writing and Rhetoric major:

"Writing & Rhetoric is an intellectually challenging major; it can change not just how you write but how you think. One of the things I learned is that by assessing the context in which communication takes place--whether it's oral or written--you yourself will be in a better position to communicate. This kind of realization helps me do my job well as a full-time writing specialist at the Daytona State College Writing Center."

While attending UCF, Mikael worked as a writing consultant at the University Writing Center, which helped prepare him for his different roles at DSC. Mikael explains his position and his various tasks:

"My position as a writing specialist involves several roles. I tutor DSC students at both our main campus at Daytona Beach as well as Deltona. I facilitate four sections of a class called English Studio, which is meant to give additional support to students who are taking ENC 1101. I also host workshops for professors who need their class to be caught up on a particular writing skill or skill set."

Mikael also had some great input about considering the future possibilities when choosing a major:

"As a prospective student, the thing you've got to realize is that the true value of a major comes from what you make out of it. As a UCF alumnus with a B.A. in Writing & Rhetoric, I made my education not just a means to employment but also an actual part of my critical thinking process, which I will use no matter what role I find myself in."

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric congratulates Mikael Romo on his new position at Daytona State College!

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