Welcome to Writing Research & Methods

Welcome back (or welcome to) the MA in English-Writing Studies program at Kean University!

As you all know, ENG 5002 “Writing Research & Methods” is one of two required courses devoted to developing your academic foundations in the graduate field of Writing Studies.  ENG 5002 “Writing Research & Methods” is typically taken in the Spring semester (as the second of the two foundational courses). The class is dedicated to the notion of research.  (**If you are starting your program journey with this foundation course, no worries. You will follow this Spring ’24 course up with ENG 5020 “Writing Theory & Practice” in Fall 2024).

This class will help you further understand the process of research within your chosen field of study, and through this experience you should further discover yourself as a capable researcher.  I know it will serve as a critical cornerstone for all of you as you carry on in your journey in the MA in English, Writing Studies program.

Our weekly meetings will be intimate gatherings wherein we engage in the rigors of theoretical inquiry and further consider research methodology in the field of Writing Studies.  In this setting, I am confident that we will stumble upon and uncover many new ideas & understandings together throughout the course of the semester.

I look forward to getting to know each of you even better this semester!


Dr. Zamora