Always in Style

Strunk and White’s Elements of Style in hand, President Hansen leads her Short Term course on peer editing, in which students learned to evaluate each other’s writing collaboratively and to embrace, if not love, the discipline of revising and rewriting. With invited guests, her students tackled practical projects such as editing a Bates Magazine profile for the Web and offering a workshop to faculty who teach writing-focused courses. “I wanted to communicate the many different ways to be a ‘good writer,’” said Hansen. “There is no single recipe for success.”