English Department

Campus Spotlight: The Writing Center

Campus Spotlight: The Writing Center

Writing can be a tricky business, even to the people blessed enough to enjoy it.  Sometimes an assignment refuses to be written, protesting its existence by a few stray thoughts on a blank page and the ever-blinking cursor.  So what is one to do with a paper that is so obstinately opposed to being?  Bite the bullet? Suffer through the writer’s block knowing that on the other side is a paper that exists out of sheer necessity? Let me answer those sentiments with an emphatic “no.” There is no use staring at an expanse of white in hopes of evoking the writing muses when the Mississippi College Writing Center,  exists. 

Profound Professor: Dr. Kristi Melancon

Profound Professor: Dr. Kristi Melancon

Through her teaching, Dr. Melancon combines two of her greatest loves: English and social justice. She says English matters because language matters, and language is tied up in power, which is a major component of social justice. 

Department Highlight: English

Department Highlight: English

Now, you might be asking yourself, "Self, what can you do with an English major?" Well, believe it or not, an English major is actually a very marketable quality when it comes to applying for jobs that require the ability to think critically and analytically--not to mention that good writing is a coveted skill in the professional world.