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by Mary Stevenson, Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum
Extension 0573, mstevenson@pgcc.edu

Tracy Walker Writing Contest 2003
Again this year one student will be awarded the $500 Tracy Walker prize for excellent writing done to meet an assignment at Prince George's Community College. Work done for any class, credit or noncredit, can be submitted. Please urge your students to enter.

The entry form with rules for the contest can be picked up in the English office, M-3072 and in the Writing Center in the library.

Works in Progress: Dipo Kalejaiye’s New Play
Dipo Kalejaiye’s new play, Copy Cat, was presented as reader theater on April 22 in the Marlboro Gallery, after which the audience joined the actors and playwright/director Dipo for refreshments.  Those who saw the recent production of Poor Old Betsy here on campus, probably recognized the main character in this new and very enjoyable play.

Learning Disabled Students
Kathy Hopkins and Thomas Mays presented an excellent workshop on the learning disabled student in February. (Look for an article on helping these students as writers in a future edition of Instructional Forum.) Thomas passed on a list of books on the topic that instructors might find helpful; this bibliography is being ordered by the library:

Condoni, B. (1987). Living with a learning disability. Southern Illinois University Press.

Hallowwell, E. M. and Ratey, J.J.(1994). Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and coping with attention disorders from childhood through adulthood. New York: Simon and Schuster/Touchstone.

Kelly, K. and P. Ramundo (1993). You mean I’m not lazy, stupid, or crazy. New York: Simon and Schuster/Fireside.

Lee, C. M. and R. F. Jackson (1992). Faking it. Portsmouth, NH, Boynton/Cook.

Quinn, P. o. (1994). ADD and the college student: A guide for high school and college students with attention deficit disorder. New York: Magination Press.

Vogel, S. A. and P. B. Adelman (1993). Success for college students with learning disabilities. New York: Springer-Verlag.

 

The Instructional Area Newsletter, Volume 18, No. 3

Spring 2003