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The Weekly Blast: February 4, 2011

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK
As a way to enable students to understand the important of tone, Sean Rosenberg asks students to covert essays from Other Words into movies. To see the full details click on: http://www.umass.edu/writingprogram/teaching/database/_resourcecontents.html

IT’S A PROCESS TEACHING BLOG
Another early dismissal. Another snow day. Share how you are dealing with missed classes on It’s a Process Teaching Blog at http://blogs.umass.edu/

DIVERSITY ACTION GROUP
The Diversity Action Group is looking for new members from the Writing Program and the English Department. Our kick-off event will be a pizza party on Monday February 7 @ 5pm in Bartlett 303 and pizza will be served. Please RSVP to Deirdre, dvinyard@acad.umass.edu so she can order food accordingly.

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD JUDGES:
We are looking for volunteers to help judge the Writing Program’s Best Text Contest. This is a great way to see what kinds of writing the students are doing across all our sections of College Writing. The time commitment involves reading the submissions and meeting two-three times. If interested and/or if you have any questions please see/contact Peggy (pmwoods@acad.umass.edu) or Heidi (hterault@acad.umass.edu).

CELBRATION OF WRITING – MAY 4, 2011
Mark your calendars for this year’s Celebration of Writing! Voice Our Words and is our theme and James Heflin from the Valley Advocate will be our keynote speaker. You’ll find bookmarks in your mailboxes to give to your students with information about the Celebration and the Best Text Contest. Just ask if you need more. If you would like to display your students’ work contact Peggy Woods or Heidi Terault.


 
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