Research and Writing

Pecha Kucha or the Art of Live Research Narratives

by Marie-Eve Monette, Department of Modern Languages and Classics It is the beginning of class, and two students are getting ready to give their presentation. I know that they will probably talk for the 12-15 minute assigned time, some referring to their notes, others more at ease with speaking spontaneously. One slide after the other

How Librarians Can Help Your Students Find Better Sources

by Sara Whitver, University Libraries One of the things we all can usually agree on is that undergraduates struggle to find appropriate sources for their writing assignments. This issue perplexes us more as our students advance in their studies. As a librarian, one of the biggest challenges that I recognize our students are facing is the

Writing Well: An Incomplete Set of Guidelines

“If there’s anything [God] hates, it is… oozy writing.” —William James (1905) It’s that time of the semester: final essays. But before you mash the print button or send that paper to your professor, you should take a quick look at this writing advice from Prof. Matthew Bagger. Prof. Bagger gave these tips to his

Teaching Grammar with Corpus Studies

Instructor: Dilin Liu Course: Structure and Usage (EN 424/524) Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students Structure and Usage is an advanced course on English grammar and usages, mainly using contemporary linguistic approaches, such as cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics (i.e., the study of language using large-sized computer-searchable collections of language data), functional linguistics, and the lexicogrammar approach, which treats lexis