Alison Morrison-Shetlar

Major(s), Concentration(s): Biology, Chemistry, Higher Education, Administration
Year at Elon:  Faculty/Staff

1. Other than class assignments, what kinds of things do you write or have you written?
Write news letters, memos, white papers, reports, assessments, evaluations, publications, policy and process papers, annual reports, strategic plans, college brochures and other marketing materials

2. What piece of writing are you most proud of?
Annual reports and marketing materials

3. Where is your favorite place to write?
My office on a weekend with no one there.

4. Do you have any interesting quirks and/or routines you follow when writing or when you are preparing to write? What are they?
Get data, outline the report, fill in the data and analysis, and develop the theme

5. Who is your favorite writer? Why?
Too many to mention. I have a very eclectic reading list. However, I do enjoy the common readings that we have at Elon.

6. What was the best writing experience of your life?
Grants written and funded for science and pedagogical practices to share and develop with faculty.

7. What would you most like to improve about your writing?
Flow and move from the scientific bullets to more narrative and story telling.

8. What advice do you have for other Elon writers?
Practice, practice and practice. Share your writing and have others critique it - often and then some more.

9. What else (if anything) would you like to say?
Writing is an important skill. Not many people have been successful in their careers and not had to write.