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Center for Writing and Rhetoric Hosts a Transitioning to College Writing Symposium October 7 & 8

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host a symposium for writing teachers on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at the Yerby Conference Center. The title of the event is Transitioning to College Writing and will focus on subjects such as how writing is taught in high school and college settings, and how writing experiences influence students.

“Our purpose is to create a space where literacy educators at the high school, community college and college level in Mississippi can gather to discuss how we can better address the transition of student writers from high school to college,” explained Robert Cummings, Director of the Center for Writing & Rhetoric.

Speakers for the event include Dr. Richard Selfe, Director of the Center for the Student and Teaching of Writing at Ohio State University, and Dr. Lilian Brannon, Professor of English and Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.