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FMU Professor Jennifer Kunka contributes to reference guide

FLORENCE – Jennifer Kunka, Francis Marion University assistant professor of English and director of the FMU Writing Center, is named a contributor to the recently released 7th edition of the Prentice Hall Reference Guide.

Authored by Muriel Harris of Purdue University, the Prentice Hall Reference Guide is a grammar and reference handbook used widely at universities and community colleges across the country. Kunka has contributed material about visual rhetoric, multimedia presentations, portfolios and writing for the web. She has also developed graphics and revised several sections related to rhetorical approaches to writing and documentation style.

To arrive at this point, Kunka endured a 10-month audition process and a one-year production schedule.

“Having worked with Dr. Harris at Purdue, I welcomed the possibility of collaborating on this project,” Kunka said.

In addition, the works of several FMU students are featured in the book, including a problem-solution paper by FMU Junior Liza Bryant and a literature paper by recent graduate, Amy McAllister. In addition, three of FMU English Professor Lynn Hanson's former professional writing students—Ronald D. Carter, Suzanna Jackson and R. Taylor Bunn—are contributing a brochure they designed for Brookgreen Gardens.

“This project presented a unique opportunity for me to bring a tremendous amount of attention to Francis Marion University,” Kunka said.

In addition to her contributions to Harris’ reference guide, Kunka is publishing material on writing introductions, building transitions, answering essay exams, improving style, and avoiding plagiarism in PowerPoints for Teachers, an online supplement to the Prentice Hall Reference Guide.

The reference guide is available from Paradoxal Press, and It can be purchased for $60.

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Last Published: December 13, 2007 2:16 PM
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