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Kasia Kietlinska

Special Instructor
Office: 303 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-4137
Fax: 248-370-2748
Email: [email protected]


Kasia Kietlinska has taught at Oakland University since 1989. She teaches mostly Writing 1050 and 1060 courses, usually with umbrella themes of education, teens at risk, family, immigration, ethnicity and race. She is interested in issues related to foreign speakers. She contributed a chapter on revision by ESL students to the book Revision: History, Theory and Practice (2006, ed. A. Horning and A. Becker). Apart from teaching, she is involved in numerous translation projects (Polish/ English).

Kietlinska is interested in ESL writing, bilingualism, biculturalism, and issues of K-12 and college education. Her teaching philosophy includes an emphasis on reading and use of nonfiction texts to model writing, a focus on structure and argumentative rhetorical strategies to illustrate that every written work "has to go somewhere," discussion of Rhetoric to make students aware of their audiences’ varying expectations, the practice of peer work and revision, and a rigorous approach to research.


A.B.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1989)
B.A. University of Gdansk, Poland (1978)


WRT 1050 Composition I
WRT 1060 Composition II

Department of Writing and Rhetoric

O'Dowd Hall, Room 378
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2746
fax: (248) 370-2748