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Writing and Rhetoric

The Writing and Rhetoric program approaches writing as both art and craft. The program guides students to refine their talent for analysis and argument, learn to express their own ideas in creative ways, sharpen their sense of audience, and pay close attention to the details of grammar and style.


Writing and Rhetoric News

Samayoa ’19 Studies Media in the UK

William Samayoa '19 visits the set of America's Got Talent as part of his internship with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts.When William Samayoa ’19, a double major in writing and rhetoric and media and society, began planning to study abroad, he approached Professor Emeritus of Media and Society Lester Friedman…
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Rugg ’17 and Sereti ’19 Publish Lyric Essays

Rugg and SeretiAfter exploring the genre in class during the fall of 2016, Taylor Rugg ’17 and Alexia Sereti ’19 published their lyric essays this year in two notable literary magazines. Rugg’s…
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New Novel by Best-Selling Author Knoll ’06

Knoll_JessicaAn excerpt of The Favorite Sister, the second novel by New York Times bestselling author Jessica Knoll ’06, appeared on EW.com this month. Knoll’s first novel Luckiest Girl Alive, the…
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Abadsidis ’96 to Address LGBTQ+ Resource Center Opening

This photo features Savas Abadsidis ’96 in Tel Aviv, Israel where he was reporting on LGBT+ in the Middle East in April.Savas Abadsidis ’96 — the managing editor for Retrograde Communications, which produces content for the country’s top LGBTQ+ publications — will return to campus on Monday, Sept. 4, to deliver…
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Celebrating First-Year Writing

First Year Writing Awards```Celebrating excellent first-year writing at Hobart and William Smith, the Writing Colleagues Program and Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) presented the fifth annual First-Year Writing Prize in the Blackwell…
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