Are you writing a thesis? Do you need help? Enroll in THESIS WRITING: GET IT DONE, and breathe easy. This GS399 course is a Block 1 & 2 Adjunct that will meet Tuesdays, from 2-4 pm in Tutt Library, Room 238. Our first class is September 5th.
In this class we will work together to move from your first fascinations and vaguest inquiries to the bang-up best essay you’ve ever written. Along the way you’ll learn how to better parse and make arguments; find, evaluate, and synthesize sources; how to devise and sustain a rigorous work practice; how to write paragraphs and essays that sing; how to find the perfect form for each writerly function; and how to attend. We’ll share each other’s trouble, and find its many remedies.
About the instructor: Mary Margaret Alvarado is CC’s new thesis specialist. She is the author of Hey Folly (Dos Madres), a book of poems, and her nonfiction has been published widely, most recently in VQR, The Kenyon Review, Outside, and The Rumpus. She was trained in research while working at Harper’s magazine and earned her MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow and Provost’s Post-Graduate Writing Fellow. She was the 2010-11 Romaine Coombe writer-in-residence at Cincinnati’s Seven Hills School and worked most recently as a senior instructor in creative writing and rhetoric at UCCS. She goes by Mia.