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‘Drop the Mic’ Readings Feature Student Works

The Salt Lake Community College English Department hosted the second annual “Drop the Mic” reading, showcasing the writing of students enrolled in English 0900 and 0990. The event, organized by faculty who teach those courses, featured 13 students. 

A publication accompanying the reading contained the work of 22 students.  English 0900, Integrated Reading and Writing I, facilitates students’ confidence and competence in reading and writing. It prepares students for reading and writing tasks in college level courses, in the workplace and in the community.

English 0990, Integrated Reading and Writing II helps students to create opportunities for students to become active participants in their own learning through methods designed to enhance students’ abilities to both read and write more effectively and strategically. Both courses strive to be active and engaged to allow students to develop “increased fluency in reading and writing in academic context.

“One of the things I enjoyed seeing most was when students finished reading, their family and friends would greet them with big hugs,” said English professor Emily Churilla. “That brought out the purpose of the event, which to me shows that our students’ stories matter and circulate beyond our classrooms and into the community we serve.”

Professor Jason Roberts added, “I was touched by how our students recounted the hardships that they have been through and how they have overcome them. It was truly inspiring.”

Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Doctor David Richardson stated that “I had the fortunate opportunity to observe students who read their works with passion and sincerity. I could feel the convictions and emotions of their experiences. Their works were genuine and creative, and I was spiritually moved by their expressions of sadness and joy. I am deeply impressed by the pedagogical skills of our faculty, the sincerity of our students and the obvious learning that occurred this year with those students who had the tenacity and boldness to read their works.


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