Check out Trent Hergenrader’s claims in the new Journal of Creative Writing Studies that creative writing needs to be more proactive if its practitioners want to thrive in the academy.
Category: College Writing
AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY:
Steve Lamos argues in the March College English that job security for teaching-track writing faculty will remain elusive if administrators and other powerful stakeholders continue to see the emotional labor such teachers perform as “unimportant, uninteresting, and ultimately unworthy of attention.” He offers concrete steps toward combating “negative affect.”
COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: DO ACADEMICS REALLY WRITE THIS WAY?
Zak Lancaster in College Composition and Communication analyzes the templates (“formulas?”) offered in the college writing textbook They Say/I Say. Do they really reflect the choices academic writers make? Check out what he found!
Do you teach academic writing? What do you think about Lancaster’s claims?
THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY:
Ryan P. Shepherd argues in Computers and Composition that composition hasn’t paid enough attention to the ways gender works when Web 2.0 sites like Facebook are used in writing classrooms.
THIS WEEK’S POST AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY!
Min-Zhan Lu and Bruce Horner introduce a symposium on “translingualism” in the January College English. Translingualism is not just about L2 language learners; it’s the default for “the normal transactions of daily communicative practice of ordinary people.”
THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY!
Lisa A. Costello in Teaching English in the Two-Year College: Turning a research paper into a blog post in first-year writing!
AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: Obermark et al., Professional Development for Teaching Assistants
Lauren Obermark, Elizabeth Brewer, and Kay Halasek, in the WPA Journal, present a model for moving TA development beyond “one and done.”
THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY! John Trimbur on “translingualism”
The January 2016 issue of College English deals with new approaches to language difference in writing classrooms and in culture. John Trimbur “trace[s] a branch of translingualism to its source.”
NEW AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY! MULTIMODAL TEACHING
From the March 2016 Computers and Composition:
Bourelle et al. compare teaching multimodal projects in face-to-face versus online environments.
NEW AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY!
In the December 2015 issue of College Composition and Communication, Chase Bollig argues for making “the citizen-worker” the “subject of composition.” http://tinyurl.com/jrey64u