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Conversations with Grassroots Writing Research Journal Authors

Dive deeper into published GWRJ articles with their authors! Learn more about writing processes and ISU Writing Program terms and concepts with these conversations.

Leslie Hancock

Gaming's No Joke: A Discussion on Connecting League of Legends to Grassroots

Emily Capan interviews Leslie Hancock who discusses how content research of the Grassroots Journal led to her article about a video game. She also goes in-depth about integrating Writing Program terms into such a popular hobby.

Ellen Sundermeier

Tolkien, Genre, and Uptake: The Process of Handwritten Letters

Edcel Javier Cintron-Gonzalez interviews Ellen Sundermeier about everyday genres and her passion for handwriting letters to her friends and family. She also talks about the genre research she conducted for her article and how being conscious of her uptake while writing letters makes her a better writer. 

Alyssa Herman

People and Places: Research Doesn't Happen in a Bubble

Edcel Javier Cintron-Gonzalez interviews Alyssa Herman who goes in-depth about her writing research identity and how it affected the writing and research process for her article. She also discusses using resources such as friends and Milner Library and talks about ethical research practices.

Alicia Shupe

Keeping It Personal: A Conversation on the Importance of Self in a GWRJ Article

Janine Blue interviews Alicia Shupe who discusses how she came up with the idea for her unique and colorful article along with her diverse research process and what it was like working with the Grassroots editorial team.

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