Adjunct Associate Professor
Brooke Capps is an Adjunct Associate Professor at NYU Wagner, where she has been working with students to hone their writing skills since 2005. She has also served on Wagner’s admissions committee as a reader since 2010.
When not encouraging students to take their written work to the next level, Brooke pushes her own writing as a communications consultant, creating internal and external communications strategies and content for a variety of companies, brands and organizations, including ?WhatIf! Innovation Partners, William Grant & Sons brands and Havas Media properties. At present, Brooke is also pursuing a masters degree in media studies at the New School University where she is focused on multimodal storytelling and fostering communities across digital and physical platforms.
Brooke received her BA in Sociology & Anthropology from Middlebury College. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine from 1997 to 1999, teaching English as a foreign language, after which she became an instructor and international student liaison at Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY. During that time she was selected as a Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellow and spent a month in Japan as part of the fellowship’s cultural exchange.
Since that time Brooke has worked in book publishing at Penguin’s Gotham Books, in journalism as an ad agency reporter at Advertising Age magazine, and in marketing communications and creative direction as an executive with Euro RSCG (now known as Havas Worldwide), RAPP and UMWW.
The first two sessions of this course cover basic principles of memo writing. The third and fourth sessions review grammar and punctuation rules such as subject/verb agreement, punctuation, and run-on sentences. The final two sessions will be devoted to a review of stylistic aspects of writing, such as writing concisely and clearly, avoiding cliches and redundancy, varying word choice, and outlining and organizing ideas. Students will bring in papers they have written and will be guided through the editing process.