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Parents Leadership Council fall 2021 undergraduate writing retreat

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 2:40pm
Alan Flurry

On Nov. 14, undergraduate students from across campus gathered in the Miller Learning Center’s Reading Room for an afternoon devoted to writing—and write they did.

Supported by a Parents Leadership Council grant and hosted by UGA English faculty and writing program administrators Lindsey Harding, Sara Steger, Becky Hallman Martini and Elizabeth Davis, 49 students from across campus registered for this year’s Undergraduate Writing Retreat. The retreat welcomed students majoring in English and English education, biological and pharmaceutical sciences, computer science, journalism, economics, health promotion and more.

Participants enjoyed a series of breakout sessions run by Matt Kliewer and Lea Davidson, graduate student writing mentors from English and geology, respectively. In these sessions, students met in small groups to talk about scientific writing style, charts and tables, professional writing, brainstorming and other topics. For Kliewer, “Seeing this kind of event as a Ph.D. candidate made me more than a bit jealous that I didn’t have the same type of event or space when I was an undergraduate. The students were so engaged, their projects were so interesting and intelligent, and I’m just so happy to have been able to provide a bit of assistance with their great work.”

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Image: Submitted photo from the retreat.

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