Non-native Writing Across the Curriculum

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
2:50 PM - 4:05 PM


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The webinar starts at 2:50 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 2:55 p.m. Late arrival and/or early exit from the workshop invalidates receiving credit.   


Non-native Writing Across the Curriculum is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


Non-native writers of English study in all departments at USC and writing is often used as a way to demonstrate learning. In this workshop, attendees will evaluate the learning outcomes for their course and investigate what can and cannot be measured through writing, as well as challenges that are unique to non-native writers. The workshop will include an overview of cultural and proficiency related aspects of non-native writing and writing instruction, as well as ways that non-native writing errors are most effectively addressed. Attendees will also learn techniques for conferencing with non-native writers, setting achievable and reasonable expectations for non-native writers without compromising learning outcomes and connecting non-native writers with the resources available at USC that are designed to help them.


This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.


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Sherry Warren
Academic Director
International Accelerator Program
Global Carolina

Sherry Warren has been working with international students and instructors of international students for over two decades in a variety of roles. She earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics in 2012, specializing in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and her professional roles and research interests center around international student success in higher education. She leads curriculum and the academic program for the International Accelerator Program, which is UofSC's first-year program for international students, combining socio-cultural and language support. As a consulting faculty member in the Linguistics Program, Warren trains teachers in second language instructional strategies, curriculum development and student support. She has presented locally, nationally and internationally on English for Academic and Specific Purposes curriculum design, early intervention for international students, international student advising, in-class and beyond the classroom international student support and pathway program design. She is currently the co-chair of the Program Administration Interest Section for International TESOL.

Deidre Anne Evans Garriott
Writing Center Director
Department of English

Deidre Anne Evans Garriott has taught first-year and advanced Writing courses at SLAC and R1 universities for 14 years. She has a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in rhetoric, writing, and linguistics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Garriott sits on the board of the Southeastern Writing Center's Association, recently joined a round table about The Hunger Games for the 2020 online Comic Con, and edited and contributed to Space and Place in The Hunger Games: New Readings of the Trilogy (McFarland Press, 2014). She is the director of the University Writing Center.