Category: OWL for Educators

The Excelsior OWL Takes on Writing in the Disciplines

by Dr. Francesco Crocco The Excelsior OWL recently launched a new section on Writing in the Disciplines (WID), which supports the teaching of genre-specific writing and reading skills. Developed in partnership with Excelsior’s Writing Across the Curriculum initiative, the new WID section debuts...

The Growing Demand for Professional and Technical Writing

by Dr. Joseph Bocchi The market for graduates with a professional and technical writing credential is well-documented. O*Net projects that technical writing jobs will grow faster in 2012-2022 than average (15% to 20%) with 50,000 employees and 22,600 job openings (2015). The U.S. Department...

Brain Rewiring or Brain Draining?

By Pat Belanoff I heard, then, that at Naucratis, in Egypt, was one of the ancient gods of that country … and the name of the god himself was Theuth.  He it was who [24d] invented numbers and arithmetic and geometry and astronomy,...

Excelsior OWL: Beyond the Writing Assignment

By Christie Allred I can’t count the number of times I’ve told my students “writing will help you not only in this class, but in all your classes; and really… in life.”  I’d throw out a few examples: emails to a boss or...