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Analyzing visual materials is an essential component of writing in many disciplines—and therefore in the work we ask our students to do. Physical scientists and sociologists graph data, art historians excerpt image details, and geographers and internal affairs scholars produce maps. Yet our students often struggle to introduce and analyze visual materials effectively. Through a simple yet powerful vocabulary, this interactive lecture presents an innovative conceptual tool to help students move beyond “See Figure 1.” Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and examples from their own fields.

The GW Writing in the Disciplines program is welcoming Cary Moskovitz, Director of Writing in the Disciplines, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University. Cary Moskovitz has served as Director of Writing in the Disciplines in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University since 2005. He holds a PhD in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master's of Architecture from Virginia Tech. Cary is Director of the National Science Foundation-funded Text Recycling Research Project. His articles and essays on writing pedagogy and text recycling have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Science, Bioscience, Science and Engineering Ethics, and the Journal of College Science Teaching. 

Lunch will be provided only for those who RSVP.

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