Everyday life in the 21st century involves composing and understanding complex messages in multiple media and in varied contexts. Students in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric receive a comprehensive education in writing and rhetoric that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts. Learn more about our mission and goals.
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University Writing Center

The UWC offers free individual and small-group consultations for any writing in any situation. Students can meet with tutors online or face-to-face in multiple locations.

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Recent Faculty Publications

Kevin Roozen

Kevin Roozen. Unraveling 'Writing': Interweaving Maverick Literacies throughout a Literate Life.” Grassroots Writing Research Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, 2021, pp. 95-115.


Jamila Kareem
Kareem, Jamila M. "Independent Black Institutions and Rhetorical Literacy Education: A Unique Voice of Color." Literacy in Composition Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2020, http://licsjournal.org/OJS/index.php/LiCS/article/view/244
Blake Scott
Scott, J. Blake, and Laurie A. Pinkert. “Integrative Techne, Transdisciplinary Learning, and Writing Program Design.” College English, 2020, pp. 492-506.
Kevin Roozen
Roozen, Kevin.Addressing the Futurity of Literate Action: Tracing the Enduring Consequences of Acting with Inscriptions throughout the Lifeworld.” Approaches to Lifespan Writing Research: Generating an Actionable Coherence, Eds. Ryan Dippre and Talinn Phillips. WAC Clearinghouse, 2020. pp 225-246.
Blake Scott
Scott, J. Blake. “An Analytic of and Beyond Representation for the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine.” The Rhetoric of Health & Medicine As/Is, edited by Lisa Meloncon, Scott Graham, Jenell Johnson, John Lynch, and Cynthia Ryan, Ohio State UP, 2020, pp. 143-158.
Angela R. Rounsaville
Rounsaville, Angela and Pavel Zemliansky. “Sociomaterial Paradoxes in Global Academic Publishing: Academic Literacies at the Intersection of Practice and Policy.” College English 82.6. (July 2020): 612-636. 

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