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New English tutoring policies established

New English tutoring policies established

March 19, 2015 at 4:21 am 0 comments

A wide variety of student tutors are available at Saint Vincent College to aid students in their learning and understanding of course topics. For the four writing tutors in the English department, the last few weeks brought some changes to the writing tutoring guidelines. The changes to the guidelines center on the addition of a new required pre-consultation form. Prior to the change, students often went to the writing tutors without specific questions in mind. The tutors struggled with helping students who seemed they did not really want to learn. “After the past few semesters,” said junior writing tutor Jessica Kissel, “the tutors brought concerns to both [the English department and the Opportunity department] about how some students would come to tutoring expecting the tutors to write the paper for them.” After hearing these complaints, the English department and the Opportunity Program worked with the writing tutors to determine howRead More

A look ahead at SVC Visiting Writers Series set for spring 2015

January 22, 2015 at 9:23 pm 0 comments

The Saint Vincent College Visiting Writers Series is currently putting the finishing touches on the lineup of guests for this semester and is also making some changes with its online presence. The first writer coming to campus is Karen Rigby, whose latest book, “Chinoiserie,” was named one of 2012’s best books by “The Volta,” according to her biography found on the current Visiting Writers webpage. Rigby’s reading will be from her latest book and she will be visiting March 16. Following Rigby will be Joseph Massey on April 13. Michelle Gil-Montero, assistant professor of English and director of the Visiting Writers Series, said, “What’s really nice about running the series is that it puts you in touch with people. It sort of creates a community of people who are writing and people who care about that.” Rigby was booked after calling Gil-Montero to express interest in the program. Gil-Montero explained,Read More


February 10, 2014 at 10:51 pm 0 comments

The 2014 Ragan Poetry Contest continues the nineteen-year tradition of encouraging interest in poetry among Saint Vincent students and introducing excellent poets to the student body through guest judges. Jordan Ralph, assistant to the Visiting Writers series, explained, “The Ragan Contest comes from James Ragan, a poet, screenwriter and alumnus of Saint Vincent. I not only had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ragan, but I also performed in a play he wrote during my sophomore year. He has a really fun and interesting writing style, and he’s such a kind-hearted guy. He still supports Saint Vincent and the English Department so we hold this contest every year in his honor.” The Ragan Poetry webpage states that the contest’s $250 award “honors Dr. Ragan’s parents, John and Theresa Ragan, and is intended to encourage interest in poetry among Saint Vincent students.” Every year, the Ragan Poetry Contest invites a poet toRead More