LSU Writing Project presents An Advanced Institute

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The LSU Writing Project presents An Advanced Institute featuring Dr. Mercedes K. Schneider, guest lecturer and author, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at 225 Peabody Hall.

As an Advanced Institute, Dr. Schneider will lead a small group of graduate students and faculty from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. regarding writing productivity. Author of two books, Schneider will address balancing teaching and writing and simply share her story. Please RSVP to

Dr. Schneider will then address a larger group of mostly students and faculty on a talk about both the commodification of education and who is behind reform efforts which leads to "the common core dilemma" from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., ending with a question and answer session. The LSU Honors College seniors will be in attendance for this session. Please RSVP to

Colleagues from across the country will "listen in" and participate via Skype: one from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, one from Loyola University in Maryland, and the third from St. Norbert's College in DePere, Wi.

BookDr. Schneider attended Louisiana State University from 1985 to 1991 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, English and German.

This event is sponsored by the LSU Writing Project and the National Writing Project 2014-2016 SEED Grant.


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