One of our central goals as a department is to help students with their skills in writing and public speaking, which contribute to NEC graduates' professional personae, as well as their ability to think and communicate clearly about music.
We welcome the opportunity to work with students on their writing. Many of us accept drafts of papers early--or even require them!--so that we can help our students clarify their ideas and improve their communication of those ideas before they settle on a final version of an assignment. We challenge our students by questioning them about both the content and the presentation of their written work.
We also work closely with NEC's Writing and Learning Center, and we encourage our students to take advantage of the Center's experienced and helpful faculty.