Endowed by alumnus 艾伦·K. Smith, Class of 1911, the 艾伦·K. Smith Center for 写作 and Rhetoric offers the Interdisciplinary Minor in Rhetoric, 写作, and Media Studies and 写作 courses taught by rhetoric and composition faculty, administers Trinity’s 写作 Foundational Requirement, provides support services and special programs for students, faculty and the 社区 as well as assesses and promotes 写作 at 全球十大网赌正规平台. 艾伦·K. Smith Center for 写作 and Rhetoric also houses the 写作中心 where tutors help students perfect their 写作 skills. The 写作中心 is staffed by peer tutors who participate in a 30-year-old 写作 Associates Program.


The 写作中心

The 写作 center provides help with all kinds of 写作, from the first critiques assigned in first-year seminars to senior theses and admissions essays for graduate and 专业 schools.


Rhetoric, 写作, and Media Studies Minor

The minor offer students the opportunity to develop expertise in 写作 for academic, 专业, 社区, and personal purposes.


A.I. 写作 and Effective Learning

Dr. Alex Helberg, Visiting Assistant Professor in the 艾伦·K. Smith Center for 写作 and Rhetoric, has made an informative guide as to what A.I. 写作 Software can and can’t do.

Alexander Helberg

Professor Spotlight: Alexander Helberg is Bringing the Digital World and Social Media to Trinity Classrooms


Visiting Assistant Professor in the 艾伦·K. Smith Center for 写作 and Rhetoric Alexander Helberg advocates for an educational atmosphere that integrates more research on online media through students’ engagement with what they define as a digital world.
Read the article in the Trinity Tripod

“写作 for a Digital World” Course Partners with 哈特福德 Food System


Student editing audio files on a computer Visiting Assistant Professor in the 艾伦·K. Smith Center for 写作 in Rhetoric Alex Helberg teaches RHET 125 “写作 for a Digital World,” where students seek to understand the influence of digital technologies on 写作 and communication practices. Borrowing from rhetorical theory on concepts like genre, discourse communities, 互文性, and rhetorical ecologies, Helberg  teaches students how to write for public audiences through a Community Learning podcast project in partnership with 哈特福德 Food System and Healthy 哈特福德 Hub (HHH).
Read the blog post on the CHER blog


Irene Papoulis’s book The Essays Only You Can Write, published October 2023

The Essays Only You Can Write
is a textbook offering strategies for 写作 academic and personal essays. It also gives you advice about some of the psychological factors that can get in the way of doing your best 写作. Read it if you want to write essays that grow out of your own particular thoughts and experiences!

Supporting Trinity’s International Students

To help ease the transition to living and studying on an American campus, a pilot program introduced in fall 2019 in Trinity’s 艾伦·K. Smith Center for 写作 and Rhetoric connects first-year international students with mentors who provide academic and social support.



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