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Invading New Territory

Invading New Territory

Hello! My name is Ashley Harrington ’18 and this is hopefully the first of many blog posts! In the beginning of May of this year I embarked on a journey of an internship with the Athens Conservancy. The Athens Conservancy is a non-profit land trust organization that focuses on bettering […]

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August 5, 2017 at 12:00 pmIn Class

Wealth & Poverty | Intern Helps Find Services for Patients at Risk

Wealth & Poverty | Intern Helps Find Services for Patients at Risk

By Chloe Wooster ’19 Junior in Social Work and Wealth and Poverty Certificate Intern with Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty My internship experience at Charleston Area Medical Center has developed my perception of the role of social services in a health-care setting and has solidified my passion for the […]

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July 30, 2017 at 10:42 amIn Class

ELIP Courses Helped Grad Student Learn How to Present Science

Penny Morgan took advantage of ELIP courses to better present the scientific material in her master’s program at Ohio University.

Penny Morgan ’11, ’13M knew scientific writing would be something she’d need to work on in her master’s degree at Ohio University in environmental science studies. “I really felt I wasn’t getting a good scientific grasp on the writing,” says Morgan, whose bachelor’s degree was in Geography Pre-Law from the […]

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June 7, 2017 at 5:40 pmAlumni In Class

Linguistics Alum: ELIP Course Helped Her ‘Talk the Talk’

Lydia Deakin ’12, ’15M became better equipped for the level of academic writing expected in her graduate program through an ELIP course.

Despite excelling in her undergraduate photojournalism studies, Lydia Deakin ’12, ’15M felt unprepared for the level of academic writing expected of her as she began a Master of Applied Linguistics. In order to become better equipped to tackle her responsibilities, she decided to take ELIP 5140: Academic Writing in Graduate […]

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June 7, 2017 at 11:53 amAlumni In Class

Engineering Student: Learn How to ‘Speak Academic’ in ELIP Courses

Mohammadhossein Firouznia discusses how to sound more professional after taking an English Language Improvement Program course.

Learning to “speak academic” is a skill that can make or break a person’s career. Graduate student Mohammadhossein Firouznia knew this was a weak spot for him, something he needed to develop in order to succeed in his field of mechanical engineering. “I had to be prepared for being academic […]

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June 7, 2017 at 11:28 amIn Class

Linguistics Alum: Smash Writer’s Block with ELIP Courses

Patrick Mose contemplates his improved academic writing skills.

While working on a Ph.D., Patrick Mose ‘12M always set the highest goals for himself in the field of academia. However, he knew that the road to success is paved by strong academic writing skills. “I took ELIP writing classes specifically because I wanted to improve my skills specific to […]

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June 7, 2017 at 10:44 amAlumni In Class

Sociology Alum: Taking ELIP Courses ‘a No-Brainer!’

Carl “Eddie” Smith ’13 contemplates his new ability to deliver technical information in professional settings.

Carl Edward “Eddie” Smith ’13 had opportunities while he was a graduate student at Ohio University that many others don’t get the chance to experience. He was president of the Graduate Student Senate. That meant making presentations, lots of them, in addition to writing professionally and for his coursework. “My […]

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June 7, 2017 at 10:11 amAlumni In Class