• Elmar Hashimov to Present at April’s First Friday Series

    Most writing instructors are well-versed in teaching secondary research: browsing databases, choosing sources, creating bibliographies, and citing sources properly. At the same time, many of us seem to avoid teaching primary, hands-on research. Perhaps, this is an issue because this type of research can be more intimidating or less familiar, or simply because instructors have little experience and few examples. To help Ball […]

  • First Friday Series: “Responding to Student Writing in the Age of Apps” on March 7

    Overwhelmed by stacks of papers? Ready to go online, but not sure how it will affect your response practices? The Writing Program’s next First Friday Series speakers can help. Recipients of the Writing Program’s 2013 Summer Research Fellowship, Dr. Jennifer Grouling, English department assistant professor and director of the Writing Center, and Aly Schweigert, graduate assistant director of the Writing Center, will present […]

  • First Friday Series: Teaching Composition

    The First Friday Series continues this month with graduate teaching assistants presenting on a variety of topics related to the teaching of composition. The Ball State Writing Program invites you to the 2nd floor of Robert Bell on Tuesday, October 15 and Thursday, October 17 from 12:30 to 1:45 for these poster presentations.

  • First Friday Series: Nicki Litherland Baker

    The Writing Program’s First Friday Series for composition instructors is back. Join us this Friday, September 6, for a presentation by Nicki Litherland Baker about helping students answer their own research questions—using their own data. Along with suggested readings, semester layout, and assignment descriptions, Nicki will show student work as well as preliminary results of […]

  • First Friday Series: Mike Palmquist

    The Writing Program’s final First Friday event of the semester is this week. And it’s an exciting one! Renowned Rhetoric & Composition scholar and author Mike Palmquist will visit to give two talks: a lecture on book publishing and a workshop on research writing as a rhetorical act. The event will take place this Friday, April […]

  • First Friday Series: Stephanie Hedge

    On Friday, March 1, Ball State’s Writing Program will present the next installment of the First Friday Series featuring English graduate student Stephanie Hedge. Stephanie will discuss ways to incorporate emerging technologies into teaching practices, focusing on mobile devices, social media, and collaborative technologies. Be sure to join us at 9:00 AM in Robert Bell […]

  • First Friday Series: Geri Strecker

    This semester’s First Friday Series will kick off with February’s installment featuring English faculty member Geri Strecker. Geri will speak on the subject of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) in the composition classroom and discuss teaching and tutoring strategies to help students with AS succeed. Her research on this topic won a Writing Program Summer Research Fellowship […]

  • First Friday Series: Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda

    This Friday, November 2nd, the Writing Program will host its final First Friday event of the semester. We are lucky to have a very distinguished researcher and author, Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda, join us to give a talk (via live video-stream) on his work with second-language student writers.   Dr. Matsuda directs Second-Language Writing at […]

  • First Friday Series: Bridget Gelms

    This year’s First Friday Series will kick off with September’s installment featuring Bridget Gelms. Bridget is a 2012 Writing Program Research Fellow and will speak on the subject of multimodal projects and how instructors can encourage more innovative work from their students. Be sure to join us at 9 AM on September 21 in The Writing […]