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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 (Bronx, NY) – Hostos student Christian Maghirang presented at the CUNY Conference on Best Practices in Reading/Writing Instruction that took place at La Guardia Community College this past Saturday, October 29, 2011.

English Department Professor Christine Hutchins says, “I asked Christian to submit an abstract because he is reflective about his own writing, and also reflective about others', as when working with students in our summer intensive program.  I felt that his take on teaching others to write for the CUNY skills exam would be instructive for professors who are working in the field. I am very proud of his selection.  He is a diligent, creative worker and I am certain we will see great things from.”

Christian’s abstract was selected by the conference planners and he read the full original piece "Slow Writer" - a reference he chose from historian renowned Civil War historian Shelby Foote. Maghirang presented along with English Department Professors Jerilyn Fisher, Christine Hutchins, and Lee Phillips.

Professor Hutchins presented, Teaching the CATW: Form Without Formula, followed by Christian’s Slow Writer and ending with Show, Don’t Tell: Development in Student Writing by ProfessorLee Phillips in the Developmental Writing & CATW Preparation panel. Jerilyn Fisher participated in the WAC/WID panel with Women’s History Month: an Unlikely Vehicle for CATW Instruction?

Christian Maghirang is originally from the Philippines and a student in the Hostos Nursing Program and works as a peer tutor teaching Hostos students in the English Department intensive reading and writing.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York system, was founded in 1968.  Located in the South Bronx, the college currently serves nearly 7,000 students.  In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in the fall of 1970 to the spring 2010 enrollment of over 7,000 students.  The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.

Media Contact:
Ana M. Carrión - amcarrion@hostos.cuny.edu
Soldanela Rivera - srlopez@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-518-6872 or 917-627-9097


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