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Creative Writing and Creative Consulting

Michael Hals, a sophomore English major with a Creative Writing concentration, started working this year as a consultant in the College’s Writing Lab, though he doesn’t often get to work with clients puzzling over poems and finessing their latest work of fiction. Yet he finds that his training as a creative writer has been an […]
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Using the 6-Word Memoir in the Writing Center

This post was originally published in the Palmetto State Writing Association’s digital newsletter by Bonnie Devet, Director of the College of Charleston’s Writing Lab with consultants Will Allen, Jalen Brooks-Knepfle, Alli Camp, Emily Clark, Chloe Field, Lauren Findlay, Wilson Ford, Antony Garruzzo, Ryan Hall, Michael Hals, Olivia Liska, Winnier Meyers, Megan Minchak, Jessica Moon, Tori Rego, Alexia Tadros, […]
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English Majors Garruzzo and Rink Present at the Citadel

  Those who teach writing often find themselves invoking analogies to try and describe a certain skill. Create a “quote sandwich” we say to students in first-year academic writing. Or perhaps the stakes of a messy quote integration are clarified when we tell them to avoid the classic “hit-and-run.” Why do we do this? And does […]
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Student Newspaper Honors Conseula Francis and Alison Piepmeier

The College of Charleston’s student run magazine–The Yard–recently published an inspiring piece on the two beloved colleagues we lost this year. Courtney Eker and Justine Hall write in “Our Wonder Women: The legacies of Conseula Francis and Alison Piepmeier” of these two women–of the extraordinary activism, scholarship, and friendship that they inspired on campus, in the […]
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Welcome New Faculty!

The English Department is pleased to introduce our two new faculty members–Dr. Lindsey Drager and Dr. Jacob Craig. We welcome the new energy, new knowledge, and new ideas that they bring the English Department. An expanded interview with each will be published in December in Folio, or annual English Department Newsletter. But until then, here they are: Dr. Jacob Craig (PhD, […]
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Writing Lab Director and Professor of English Bonnie Devet Discusses New Research on Transfer

Adapted from College Today Since 1989, Professor of English Bonnie Devet has directed the Writing Lab at the College of Charleston. The lab provides students with one-to-one assistance for every stage in the writing process for term papers, essays, letters, memos or book reviews. In addition to being the first certified writing lab in the […]
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Elaina Cole to represent CofC at the SCMS-U Conference

Congratulations to Film Studies minor  Elaina Cole (CofC ’18), whose paper proposal, “Teenage Wasteland: the 1980s Teen Comedy as a Revitalized Screwball Comedy,” was accepted to the upcoming Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference. “This is an extraordinary accomplishment,” notes John Bruns, director of the Film Studies minor, “as the SCMS-U is extremely competitive […]
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English Major Alex Worthy on Dublin, Death Masks, and Disappearing Credit Cards

Congratulations to Alex Worthy, whose essay “Bloom’s Footsteps: My Own Dublin Odyssey” has just been published at Hackwriters.com.  Worthy, an English major, originally wrote her piece for a class assignment in Dr. Devet’s English Advanced Composition course. Worthy’s publication continues a record of success that Dr. Devet has had in helping her students find their voice in print beyond the classroom. […]
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English major Garrett Finn Publishes Piece on Betrayal

It’s always important for students to consider ways in which the things they learn in one class can be applied in other contexts; it’s also important for students to begin expanding the audience for what they’re writing beyond a given professor and beyond a given class. We always love it when our students find an […]
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Charleston’s Student Writing Consultants Connect

On November 14, 2015, five consultants from the College of Charleston Writing Lab directed by Dr. Bonnie Devet, visited with their cohorts at The Citadel’s Center, led by Dr. Pat Hendrix.  Dr. Hendrix’s Center, located inside the Academic Support Center, offered a spacious layout, encouraging the CofC consultants to meet with their colleagues, as well as […]
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