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Assistant Teaching Professor of English

Laura Beerits’ research and teaching interests include student writing practices, teaching assistant pedagogy, and the contemporary American coming-of-age novel.

  • College of Engineering (COE) Outstanding Teacher of First-Year Engineering Students Award (April 2019)
  • Education

    PhD in English, University of Texas at Austin
    MA in Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin
    BA in English, Middlebury College

  • Contact

  • Address

    443 Holmes Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    Wednesdays from 2-4pm and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm (Zoom)

Courses

Course catalog
  • Offers writing instruction for students in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Students practice and reflect on writing in professional, public, and academic genres—such as proposals, recommendation reports, letters, presentations, and e-mails—relevant for careers in business. In a workshop setting, offers students an opportunity to evaluate a wide variety of sources and develop expertise in audience analysis, critical research, peer review, and revision.

  • 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.

  • Designed for students whose first or strongest language is not English. Students study and practice writing in a workshop setting; read a range of texts in order to describe and evaluate the choices writers make and apply that knowledge to their own writing; explore how writing functions in a variety of academic, professional, and public contexts; and write for various purposes and audiences in multiple genres and media. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to conduct research using primary and secondary sources and to give and receive feedback, to revise their work, and to reflect on their growth as writers.

  • Designed for students who would benefit from an extra semester of writing instruction before taking ENGW 1111. Students study and practice writing in a workshop setting. Introduces students to college-level writing, reading, and research. Offers students an opportunity to give and receive feedback, to revise their work, and to reflect on their growth as writers.

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