Harvard Professor Speaks about Student Writing at UNH

Contact: Lori Wright
603-862-0574
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 education.

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 or elliot.gruner@unh.edu.