‘MTSU On the Record’ turns writing into hands-on l...

‘MTSU On the Record’ turns writing into hands-on learning projects 

A professor who expands the meaning of expository writing was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Alvin Knox, a lecturer in the Department of English, first aired June 22 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

You can listen to their conversation via the Soundcloud link above.

Alvin Knox, instructor, Department of English

Alvin Knox

Gina K. Logue, MTSU News and Media Relations specialist

Gina K. Logue

The program continues its celebration of the five-year anniversary of MT Engage, the university’s latest Quality Enhancement Plan to get students actively involved in their studies through technology, hands-on activities and other techniques.

Knox teaches two MT Engage courses, “Introduction to Literature” and “Expository Writing.” In the latter course, students write learning-experience essays about how they feel about themselves as writers, among other types of writing.

“It focuses primarily on writing that comes from personal experience and primary research,” Knox said.

Dept of English logo webThe final assignment is to create an ePortfolio, an online compendium of their work which includes writing, images and video.

“They have it for their full academic tenure at MTSU, and they even have access to it for a number of years … after they graduate,” Knox said.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.