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Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Students, Faculty Present at Conference on Tutoring in Writing




Students from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences COMP Fellows program—(from left) Amionne Jean (computer information systems major), Mohamed Abdi-Hakim (biology major), and Denise Pichardo (M.A. in Writing student)—presented at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing.


Students and faculty from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences presented at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, held at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay campus, Nov. 4–6.

Four students—Mohamed Abdi-Hakim (biology major), Amionne Jean (computer information systems major), Liz Massy (environmental science/studies major), and Denise Pichardo (M.A. in Writing student)—presented a poster titled “The Early Development of a COMP Fellows Program.”

The students are writing consultants in the college’s new COMP Fellows program, which provides course-based writing assistance to students enrolled in specific COMP courses. The fellows assist students throughout all stages of the writing process and with general writing skills. The program is led by Kevin Dvorak, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of writing center in the college.

Also during the conference, Ashley Torres and Isis Darios, students in the college’s M. A. in Writing program, presented a panel session titled “Understanding Common Usage Errors: Proofreading Strategies for Native and Non-Native Writers.” The presentation examined various ways for students to identify and correct proofreading errors.

Additionally, M.A. in Writing student Cristine Busser, along with Pichardo and Star Medzerian, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college, presented “Scaffolding the High-School-to-College Transition: Three Perspectives.” Each panel member offered methods for adapting writing skills acquired in high school to college-level composition assignments.