ENG 298 Research in English

Student: Adalynn Laserna

Professor: Dr. Kathryn Hix

Correct grammar has always come naturally to me, but it wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I decided to pursue a career in editing. In the middle of my freshman year, I began considering a career in writing, but that idea changed when senior year came around and I had to write a novel for my senior project. Once I began the editing process, I knew right away that that’s what I wanted to do.

Adalynn Laserna

Ever since, I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to edit again in the classroom while pursuing my Associates degree. Since Greenville Tech doesn’t offer any in-depth classes on the subject, I thought all hope was lost—that is, until the enrollment process for this semester came around. I was ecstatic to find out about the CI program and that it offered an English course which could be set up with virtually any idea in mind! I immediately reached out in hopes of finding a professor willing to help out. I have since been connected with Dr. Hix, who will guide me throughout the semester to learn new grammar techniques. Throughout the class, I will be reading a grammar textbook and completing exercises to reflect on my learned experiences. In addition, I will be searching for further education as well as field-work experience to potentially start during the semester. At the end of the course, I will be presenting my findings. I have already learned so much, and I look forward to continuing my education in this class!

Student: Erin White

Professor: Rebecca Clark

Erin White

I was lucky enough to be invited into the Creative Inquiry program by Dr. Edwards herself, after being a student of her’s last semester. I’d heard of the program before but it seemed like an unattainable goal and, as someone who thrives off direction, it seemed overwhelming to take on such a large project myself. But, I decided to take a chance and push myself outside my comfort zone, and I’m so glad I did! I wanted an opportunity to grow in my writing ability, and this has definitely challenged me in that field.

I decided to do a piece of personal and societal reflection, an analysis of the strange year that was 2020. It was such a consequential year, nearly every person was touched by the hardships we faced both globally and domestically. Though I can’t bring attention to every single news worthy story that happened, I aim to highlight the events that impacted me most as a student, a service worker, and simply as a person in America. I have organized personal reflections, research analysis and reference photos into a website to showcase my findings.

This has definitely been a challenge for me, but it’s also been very fulfilling and rewarding. With the help and direction of my mentor, Rebecca Clark, I’ve been able to create a project I’m very proud of.