Thursday, May 17, 2012

Register for the Teaching College Writing Seminar to help support The Lindenwood Review

WHAT: Teaching College Writing Seminar
WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 10am to 12pm
WHERE: Lindenwood University Cultural Center Conference Room
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

A 2-hour seminar on Teaching College Writing—focused toward MFA students/alumni interested in teaching Freshman Composition, but open to anyone who would like to attend—will be held on Saturday, August 4, from 10am to 12pm at the Lindenwood Cultural Center Conference Room. The seminar will be led by Beth Mead, LU MFA Program Director.

To help support The Lindenwood Review, this seminar will be offered to registrants for the purchase of two issues of TLR Issue 2 ($7 each, for a total of $14, checks made payable to Lindenwood University), with the request that one of the issues (or both, if you already own a copy) be given to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or left in your dentist’s office waiting room, or in some other way shared with someone who would be interested in reading it. More than two issues may be purchased at the reduced rate of $5 each to further support the journal if desired.

Registrants will receive a portfolio of handouts detailing the topics covered in the seminar, a Lindenwood pen, and their purchased issues of The Lindenwood Review. Light refreshments will be served, and attendees are also welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks. At the conclusion of the seminar, a Question & Answer session will be held, and registrants may also bring a CV for personal feedback from the seminar leader if desired (please plan to stay later than 12pm if you would like individualized CV feedback).

The seminar will cover both Getting the Job and Teaching the Class:

Getting the Job
  • creating a CV/resume
  • writing a cover letter
  • applying for adjunct positions
  • preparing for the interview
  • building experience to work toward applying for full-time positions 
Teaching the Class
  • writing a syllabus
  • structuring lesson plans
  • managing class time
  • five things freshman comp students need to learn
  • common errors in grammar and punctuation
  • sample assignments
  • sample in-class activities
  • sample prewriting exercises
  • using creative writing experience as a tool for engaging students
Current LU MFA students and other LCIE students who register for this event may use it to fulfill the summer quarter colloquium requirement.

TO REGISTER:
Mail the information below, along with a check for $14 (made payable to Lindenwood University), to Lindenwood University, Attn: Beth Mead, 400 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301.

NAME

EMAIL (registration confirmation will be sent via email; please print clearly or type)

NUMBER OF TLR2 ISSUES YOU ARE PURCHASING (minimum of 2, for a total of $14; make checks payable to Lindenwood University; issues will be distributed at the seminar)

WHAT ASPECT OF TEACHING COLLEGE WRITING ARE YOU MOST INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT AT THE SEMINAR?

DO YOU PLAN TO BRING A CV FOR INDIVIDUALIZED FEEDBACK?

If you have any questions, contact Beth Mead.


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