Dartmouth’s Michelle Cox Bridges Language Gap in Writing
“My international students come to me and say, ‘I thought the United States was the land of the free?’ ” Cox says with a smile. “But when it comes to writing, U.S. writers actually have a lot of rules.”
Cox, a multilingual specialist with Dartmouth’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, teaches writing to students who use English as an additional language. She works one-on-one with graduate students across disciplines to help improve their writing. Since writing plays an important role in a student’s ability to receive grants, pass courses, complete degree programs, publish in journals, and get a job, Cox’s work is vital.
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photo by Eli Burakian ’00