English Department Faculty Profile - Elizabeth S. Priest
|Elizabeth S. Priest|
Writing Center Assistant Director, Department of English
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
|• Elizabeth S. Priest joined Winston-Salem State University in 1998 as
an instructor of composition and world literature in the English and
Foreign Languages Department
• Master of Science in Communications from Rensselaer Polytechnic
|As the Writing Center Assistant Director and teacher of Composition, World Literature, and Liberal Learning courses, Elizabeth S. Priest is dedicated to helping students Write Right, Write Well, and Write to Success.
As a perennial instructor of composition, Elizabeth S. Priest lives her life enlightened by the guiding principles of "The Thesis," the heartbeat, soul, and driving force that sustains a paper from beginning to end. Her life's thesis is a commitment to clarity, steadiness of spirit, and patient dedication.
She nurtures, nudges, and encourages students to find the foundational thesis that informs their writing and supports their own lives.
|Curriculum Vitae Courses Taught: ENG 1301 and 1302 ‐ Freshman Composition; ENG 2301 and 2301 - World Literature; ENG 2101 ‐ Tutor Training for the Writing Center; ENG 1313 ‐ Writing in a Digital World; LLS 1310 - Writing with Words, Sounds, and Video|
|History of HBCU Writing Centers|
|Interviewer: How much rewriting do you do?
Hemingway: It depends. I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied.
Interviewer: Was there some technical problem there? What was it that had stumped you?
Hemingway: Getting the words right.
(Ernest Hemingway, "The Art of Fiction," The Paris Review Interview, 1956)