Dr. Christine Tulley-MARW

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Q: What is your name, the courses you teach and hometown?
A: Dr. Christine Tulley;MARW/English courses; Westlake, OH

Q: Name a student in whom you can see a professional change?
A: Rob was a very good instructor already, but now his writing has been strengthened through hands-on activities, and he’s really able to connect what he’s doing in the classroom with the outside world.

Q: Do you have advice for students interested in an MARW?
A: A common misconception is believing that you have to be a strong writer before pursuing an MARW. Our goal is to help you meet the goals you have for the program, whether it’s improving your writing and organization skills or using more creative writing language.

Q: What are some of the reasons that students pursue an MARW?
A: There are many reasons to pursue an MARW. Students are usually working to become college professors. Others are existing teachers who want the writing credential to teach dual enrollment programs. Some are looking at career and industry writing, along with a few individuals who are looking to pursue law degrees.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Experience gained through making digital videos, podcasts and websites in addition to writing scholarly papers and a thesis.
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS
Teaching and writing center assistantships with faculty mentoring and offered to qualified students.
NOTABLE VISITING SCHOLARS
Students enjoy unique opportunities such as interacting with visiting notable field leaders such as Duane Roen and Cindy Selfe.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
All of our students are able to attend and present at regional and national conferences, including Conference on College Composition and Communication and Rhetoric Society of America.
FLEXIBLE COURSES
Offered one night a week for students to maintain full-time employment. Summer classes available as well.
CAREER SPEAKER SERIES
Up to six guest career speakers discuss job opportunities and advanced study options that await MARW graduates.
DIVERSE WRITING STYLES
Core classes teach digital writing skills along with traditional print instruction.
VERSATILE DEGREE
Excellent preparation for teaching, editing or publishing careers; strengthens writing skills for law school or graduate study and to train others to write effectively.