History professor Brad Jarvis speaking with a student in the Writing Center

Writing in the Disciplines

The Why Writing Matters video series features faculty from each of the five colleges at SVSU, sharing their views on writing. Check out the video links below to learn more about the value of writing, methods for improving your writing, and how your professors learned about writing.

Writing in the Majors

"Writing in Art"—Emily Kelley, Professor of Art

"Writing in Communication"—Dr. Jennifer McCullough, Professor of Communication

"Writing in Criminal Justice"—Dr. Carol Zimmerman, Professor of Criminal Justice

"Writing in Geography"—Dr. Sara Beth Keough, Professor of Geography

"Writing in History"—Dr. Paul Teed, Professor of History

"Writing in Literature"—Dr. Eric Gardner, Professor of English

"Writing in Modern Foreign Languages"—Dr. Julie Foss, Professor of Modern Foreign Languages

"Writing in Music"—Dr. Kevin Simons, Associate Professor of Music

"Writing in Philosophy"—Dr. Jeff Koperski, Professor of Philosophy

"Writing in Psychology"—Dr. Andy Swihart, Professor of Psychology

"Writing in the PTW Major"—Dr. Bill Williamson, Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing

"Writing in Sociology"—Dr. Dawn Hinton, Professor of Sociology

"Writing in Theater"—Dave Rzusztek, Professor of Theater

Improving Writing Skills

"Close Reading and Interpretive Writing"—Dr. Eric Gardner, Professor of English

"Finding Connections in Writing"—Dr. Sherrin Frances, Professor of English

"From Consumer to Creator of Knowledge"—Dr. Dawn Hinton, Professor of Sociology

"Overcoming Writing Challenges"—Dr. Erik Trump, Professor of Political Science

"Strategies to Improve Your Writing"—Dr. Andy Swihart, Professor of Psychology

"The Purpose of Professional and Technical Writing"—Dr. Bill Williamson, Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing

"Using Structure in Writing"—Dr. Erik Trump, Professor of Political Science

"Writing in the Honors Program"—Dr. Paul Teed, Professor of History

"Writing in the Real World"—Dr. Erik Trump, Professor of Political Science

"Writing to the Reader"—Dr. Erik Trump, Professor of Political Science

 

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Writing Center
Zahnow 250
writingcenter@svsu.edu
(989) 964-6061

Hours
Fall 2020 ONLINE
September 14–December 17 (Hours TBD)

Director, Helen Raica-Klotz
Zahnow 250
klotz@svsu.edu
(989) 964-6062