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Melissa Lutz presents "What Place do Colloquial Languages Have in the Composition Classroom?"
at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Boston

lutzMelissa Lutz, a second-year MA student in our Composition and Rhetoric track, presented a paper at the 2013 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Boston.  Her paper, "What Place do Colloquial Languages Have in the Composition Classroom?" was part of a panel entitled  "Personal Voice in the First-Year Composition Class."

The panel shared strategies that help students negotiate experiences outside the classroom to cultivate the literacy skills necessary for success in the academy. By exploring the significance of identity, a performance-driven society, and music in students’ lives, the panel examined how students look within to obtain the cultural capital needed for success.

"I also attended several panels primarily on ESL writers and writing centers," Lutz says.  "One of the panels was a special interest group on writing centers, which was more discussion based, and I had the opportunity to speak with several writing center administrators at the secondary and university level ."