Writing and Rhetoric

Communication takes many forms at Bowdoin.
The support that we offer for writers and speakers is equally diverse.
We understand that the there are many ways to communicate, multiple approaches to teaching writing, and more than one writing process. In addition to the Writing Project, and individual assistance through our English for Multilingual Speakers program, the Writing and Rhetoric Program offers students and faculty resources to help facilitate more clear and effective communication.

For Students

Services provided by the Writing and Rhetoric Program include:

  • Ongoing workshops
  • Advising students, in coordination with academic advisors, regarding appropriate writing courses
  • Individual meetings with students to establish a productive plan for effective communication (written or spoken)
  • Consultations with students on Honors Projects and other ongoing projects
  • Feedback and revision strategies for presentations (with option to record presentation)

For Faculty

Services provided by the Writing and Rhetoric Program include:

  • Ongoing workshops
  • Overall course consultation (can discuss objectives, syllabus, assignments, and general pedagogical strategies)
  • Classroom Visits
  • Syllabus consultation
  • Assignment consultation
  • Collaborative teaching around oral communication
  • Collaborative teaching around written communication