Teen Researchers Lead College Talk

Eleven student researchers at St. John’s Preparatory School in Astoria were recently invited to present and lead a panel discussion at the Northeast Writing Center Association’s annual converence, which was held at St. John’s University in Jamaica. The student’s presentation, titled “Academic Writing in an Age of Informality,” was the culmination of a year of research performed under the direction of teachers Jason Booth and Kathleen Prager. In their presentation, the students proposed ways that social media can serve as a viable bridge to formal rhetorical modes. Shown at the presentation (from left to right) are Christine Johnson, Ashlene Bisram, Prager, Ina Kodra, Deanna Danke, Oliver Allen-Cummins, Booth, Chitkaran Singh, Theodore Samonte and Mark Burgos.