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STATE COLLEGES SPONSOR NATIONAL WRITING CONFERENCE

CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 20--The Citadel, the College of Charleston and Clemson University will sponsor the second national conference on writing throughout academic disciplines Feb. 2 and 3 at the Lightsey Conference Center on the College of Charleston's campus.

     More than 400 educators are expected to attend the Writing Across the Curriculum conference, which will address concerns about reading, writing and the overall communication skills of college students.

     "We are overwhelmed with responses from college professors across the country who are interested in learning more about improving student writing and communication skills," said Maj. Angela Williams, director of The Citadel's Writing Center.

     Jacqueline Jones Royster, associate professor of English at The Ohio State University and former director of the University Writing Center, will deliver the keynote address. Other featured presenters include Toby Fulwiler, director of the writing program at the University of Vermont, Barbara Walvoord, professor of English at the University of Cincinnati and Art Young, coordinator for Clemson University's Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

     About 235 presenters will lead panel discussions of reports and research material compiled by educators from more than 100 colleges and universities. The material will explore ways of enhancing student communication skills in all subject areas without increasing faculty burden and offer guidelines to implement creative and successful writing programs.

     For more information, call Maj. Angela Williams at The Citadel at 953- 5378

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