Hawkes and Tigers: Developing Content and Organization in Academic Writing

In this presentation, professor Nick Brittin discusses ways he has used Hawkes and additional readings to enhance students’ existing literacy skills and move them towards academic writing in a college setting by accomplishing specific Learning Outcomes.

About the Presenter:

Nick Brittin is an English instructor at Lake Michigan College and also functions as the Chair of the Communications and Foreign Language Department. His research focuses primarily on post-structural analysis of literature and classical argument in composition. In addition, he is currently exploring integrating new technologies in the classroom, both in hybrid and traditional environments, and he is considering ways to add virtual and augmented reality to the learning experience. Originally from Michigan, he enjoys sci-fi, fantasy, and horror literature, and his practical research emphasizes the roles witch hunts have played in western history.