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The Program in Writing and Rhetoric offers notations in cultural rhetorics and science communication.

A Notation is a designation that appears on your transcript indicating your advanced work in rhetoric and communication. It is like a minor but allows more latitude in completing the required work and focuses on an interdisciplinary ePortfolio rather than a high number of additional courses.

Click on the cards below to learn more about each notation program.

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Notation in Cultural Rhetorics

Consider the ways that language, rhetoric, and ideas operate across cultures and traditions

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Notation in Science Communication

Develop the ability to communicate technical information to a variety of audiences using multiple genres and modes

How do students earn a Notation?

To earn the official "Notation" designation on their transcript, students complete a focused program that combines coursework, advising and a capstone ePortfolio.

Learn more about Notation Academic Requirements  

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Upcoming and Recent Events

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May 9, 2024 | Doors 6:30, Show 7:30 | Harmony House

Senior Story Jam "Changing Places"

Seniors tell true stories live on the theme "Changing Places" at the NCR's second annual Senior Story Jam! Nitara Connally, Kyla Figueroa, and inaugural NCR grads Ashton Berg and Briana Maytee Garcia will take to the stage. Students can put their name in the hat for a chance to tell their stories as well.

Flyer for Maquilapolis screening. Event information in the text below.
May 23, 2024 | 5:00 - 8:00 PM | Roble Hall Theater

Maquilapolis Film Screening

In a world where multi-national factories may move anywhere while workers remain stuck, what happens when women in Tijuana fight back? This screening will include free food, interactive activities, and a panel discussion with the filmmaker and voices from our Stanford community.

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May 29, 2024 | 6 PM | O'Donohue Family Farm

EJ Anthology Launch

We're so excited to invite you to the LAUNCH of the second volume of Fronds, our Stanford anthology of EJ storytelling! Contributors from Fronds will be sharing their pieces and there'll also be an open mic for anyone who wants to join in the art-making! 

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