Writing for International Students, Grad Student Services on Facebook, & More

If you didn’t already hear the news on the DePaul English Graduate Programs Facebook page, the LAS Graduate Student Services now has their own Facebook page, where they’ve been posting updates from their office regarding degree conferral, registration, commencement, university events, and other important reminders for  graduate students.

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A new graduate course in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse (WRD) may be of interest to international students in the MAE and MAWP programs. On Tuesday evenings (6:00-9:15 p.m.) in the Winter Quarter, Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse will offer WRD 587, Academic Writing for International Graduate Students.  The course is specifically for international students who write English as a second language.  While the course will address features of grammar and style, it is not intended as a remedial writing course, but as an opportunity for students to self-consciously identify and practice Western academic writing competencies through an analysis of genres in their own disciplines.  Such an approach can lead to improved general competency in written English when supported by content-area instructors and augmented by visits to the University Writing Center.  See the attached flyer for a full description.

The course will be taught by Dr. Jason Schneider, who holds a PhD in English with a specialization in rhetoric and composition, and an MA in Applied Linguistics, for which he wrote a thesis on ESL pedagogy.  Professor Schneider has taught Intensive English here in the US, and he’s taught English as a second language at the International Language Institute in Cairo, Egypt, and at the International House Language School in Krakow, Poland. Dr Schneider teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in WRD as a full-time faculty member.

WRD 587 will be accepted for course credit in both the MAE and MAWP programs; please consult with your program director for details.

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A few weeks ago, Ex Libris posted about the new Black Graduate Student Community and their upcoming first event. This Mix and Mingle event will still be held on Nov. 2nd, however, the location has been changed. The event will now be held in the Rosati Room 300, Richardson Library from 6:30p-7:30 p.m.  A revised flyer has been posted.

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