Harvard Professor Speaks
about Student Writing at UNH
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
February 9, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- Nancy Sommers, the Sosland Director of Expository
Writing at Harvard University, will visit the University of New
Hampshire Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, to discuss her extensive study
on the role of writing in undergraduate education.
Her one-hour presentation, "Creating Assignments and Responding to Student
Writing," begins at 12:45 p.m. in the Strafford Room of the Memorial Union
Building. The presentation is open to the public, particularly teachers, writers
and administrators involved in writing success from elementary to post-secondary
Sommers directs Harvard’s Expository Writing Program and the Harvard Writing
Project. She has written award-winning essays that have become standard texts
in composition theory and writing pedagogy.
The presentation is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, and is dedicated
to improving the writing experience at UNH and offering new ideas to the learning
community in New Hampshire.
For more information, contact Elliot Gruner, UNH Writing Center, 603-862-3272