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Emily Avery-Miller

Associate Teaching Professor in English

Emily Avery-Miller’s experience and areas of interest include: first-year writing, service-learning and civic engagement, and interdisciplinary writing and research. Her essays and short fiction have earned honorable mentions from New Millennium Writing contest and Glimmer Train’s Very Short Story contest. She is contributor to WBUR’s Artery and Art New England Magazine. Her essay collection manuscript, You Are Now Connected, earned the Emerson College President’s Award in 2014.

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  • Service Learning Innovation Grant, Emerson College, 2015 and 2016
  • President’s Award, Emerson College, 2014
  • “Writing with Reach.” UMass Boston Engaging Practices Conference, Apr 2019.
  • “Listening to Community” Roundtable Workshop Collaborator. Northeastern University Publicly Engaged Scholar-in-Residence Program. January 2019.
  • “Writing as Partnership: Negotiating and Sustaining Dynamic Community Writing Projects.” CCCC Annual Conference, Mar 2017.
  • “Searching: Intellectual Discovery in the Digital Age,” International Conference of Books, Publishing and Libraries, Boston, MA, Nov 2014.
  • “Yes Your Professor Writes Essays for Fun,” UMass Boston Engaging Practices Conference, Apr 2016
  • “Digital, Experiential Writing in Composition Courses,” UConn First-Year Writing’s Eleventh Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, Mar 2016
  • “Writing for Change: Student Activism & Community Engagement through Writing,” UMass Boston Engaging Practices Conference, Mar 2015
  • “Searching: Intellectual Discovery in the Digital Age,” International Conference of Books, Publishing and Libraries, Boston, MA, Nov 2014
  • Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows Program, 2015

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Course catalog
  • First-Year Writing

    ENGW 1111

    Designed for students to study and practice writing in a workshop setting. Students read a range of texts in order to describe and evaluate the choices writers make and apply that knowledge to their own writing and explore how writing functions in a range of academic, professional, and public contexts. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to conduct research using primary and secondary sources; how to write for various purposes and audiences in multiple genres and media; and how to give and receive feedback, to revise their work, and to reflect on their growth as writers.

  • Offers writing instruction for students interested in interdisciplinary study or who wish to explore multiple disciplines. Students practice and reflect on writing in professional, public, and academic genres relevant to their individual experiences and goals. In a workshop setting, offers students an opportunity to evaluate a wide variety of sources and to develop expertise in audience analysis, critical research, peer review, and revision.