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English majors present at national conference

Kim Lilienthal and Kyle Whitaker presented their Honors research projects at the  2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis on March 20.

Kim Lilienthal

Elon University students Kim Lilienthal and Kyle Whitaker presented their Honors research projects at "Open Access & Futures: An Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session" during the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication, held March 20, 2014, in Indianapolis. 

Lilienthal, an English major with concentrations in professional writing & rhetoric and literature, presented "A Case Study of an English Language Learner’s Writing Process," focusing on one case study from her Honors research on supporting English Language Learners' development of language proficiency and critical thinking in mainstream classrooms. Lilienthal's faculty mentor is Jessie L. Moore.

‚ÄčWhitaker, an English major with a concentration in literature, presented "The Academic and Self-Sponsored Writing Lives of High School Students" from his Honors research that applies the methodology from a 2011 national study of first-year college students to examining the writing lives of high school students. Whitaker's faculty mentor is Paula Rosinski.

Kyle Whitaker

The Conference on College Composition and Communication is an annual convention for academics interested in all aspects of teaching and researching writing. It routinely attracts 3,000 attendees, ranging from professors to students. The annual undergraduate researcher poster session was initiated at the 2012 CCCC to encourage undergraduate participation at CCCC, to attract younger members who are contemplating further education and careers in rhetoric and composition, to extend the organization’s diversity, and to examine, support, and represent the growing presence of undergraduate research in rhetoric, composition, and communication. In the context of these ongoing discussions, the poster session showcases the field’s premier undergraduate researchers and their projects.

For more information about the annual poster session, visit http://www.writingfaculty.net/undergraduateresearch/ .

Jessie Moore,
3/20/2014 4:10 PM