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Neal Lerner

Neal Lerner

Associate Professor of English

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Take 5: Tips to sharpen your writing skills

No matter what you study, good writing skills will help you achieve suc­cess in both the class­room and the work­place. Here are five tips to help you write your next essay, cover letter, or office-​​wide email.


New English Department faculty member wins book award

Asso­ciate Pro­fessor Neal Lerner, director of the Writing Center in the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties, earns honor for his work on teaching.

Photo by Christopher Huang.

3Qs: The end of handwriting perhaps, but not writing

Indiana recently became the latest state to remove the require­ment for its schools to teach hand­writing, leading to the debate over whether cur­sive is out­dated in our dig­ital society or a crit­ical com­po­nent of youth learning. We asked Neal Lerner, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of Eng­lish and the director of the Writing Center at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, to weigh in.

Neal Lerner

Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


The Idea of a Writing Laboratory

Southern Illinois U P, 2009.


The Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring

(with Paula Gillespie) Longman, 2007.

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