(Oct. 21, 2010)--The San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) of the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching will host a workshop, "From Memoirs to Stories to Publications," from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Frio Street Building Multipurpose Room (1.402) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Participants will learn methods to improve their writing skills and hear presentations from keynote speakers Sharon Mullen and Rebecca Hoag from the Holocaust Museum of San Antonio and Jeanette Pierce, SAWP teacher and writer.
The speakers will discuss "Our Voices, Our Lives: Twenty Holocaust Survivors Remember," a book written by four educators based on local survivor interviews conducted by the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation.
The workshop is free for university students with identification and $25 for non-SAWP and National Writing Project members. Participants will receive five professional development credits.
Founded in 2006, SAWP is part of the National Writing Project (NWP) with more than 200 sites across the United States. The goal of NWP is to have teachers teaching best-practice writing to each other.
Students in classes of the writing project teachers consistently score higher on their writing exams. For research results, visit the National Writing Project website.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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