Balancing Content and Design

In Kristen Welch’s article "Poetry, Visual Design, and the How-To Manual: Creativity in the Teaching of Technical Writing”, she described her experiences as a professor teaching students technical writing. Although this article is an explanation of the teaching process, I found it to be a useful piece in thinking about technical writing and design, and …

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What Can I Do with an English Degree?

My main struggle coming into Wayne State as a freshman was deciding what to major in and what to do with the rest of my life. This is, of course, a concern of almost every college freshman. I knew that English was, and always had been, my favorite subject, but I was unaware of what …

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Redesign of a “Course Sampler”

The Wayne State English department created a course sampler to give students a general understanding of what they can expect from different courses. It is useful in understanding the basics of what a class is about, what will be expected from the instructor, what sort of assignments there will be, and other helpful information. However, …

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