Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric
Endowed by alumnus Allan K. Smith, Class of 1911, the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric offers the Interdisciplinary Minor in Rhetoric, Writing, and Media Studies and writing courses taught by rhetoric and composition faculty, administers Trinity’s Writing Foundational Requirement, provides support services and special programs for students, faculty and the community as well as assesses and promotes writing at Trinity College. The Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric also houses the Writing Center where tutors help students perfect their writing skills. The Writing Center is staffed by peer tutors who participate in a 30-year-old Writing Associates Program.
Professor Spotlight: Alexander Helberg is Bringing the Digital World and Social Media to Trinity Classrooms
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric Alexander Helberg advocates for an educational atmosphere that integrates more research on online media through students’ engagement with what they define as a digital world.
Read the article in the Trinity Tripod
“Writing for a Digital World” Course Partners with Hartford Food System
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing in Rhetoric Alex Helberg teaches RHET 125 “Writing for a Digital World,” where students seek to understand the influence of digital technologies on writing and communication practices. Borrowing from rhetorical theory on concepts like genre, discourse communities, intertextuality, and rhetorical ecologies, Helberg teaches students how to write for public audiences through a Community Learning podcast project in partnership with Hartford Food System and Healthy Hartford Hub (HHH).
Read the blog post on the CHER blog
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