This Week’s Post on College Composition Weekly: Meghan A. Sweeney and Maureen MvBride on the “Difficulty Paper” Assignment

Sweeney and McBride, both of the University of Nevada, Reno, suggest an assignment created by Carnegie Scholar Mariolina Salvatori, the “difficulty paper,” to understand how students understand the relationship between the reading and writing they are asked to do in college. They posit that the instruction they get in their process writing classrooms interferes with their ability to navigate complex reading tasks. See

New Post on College Composition Weekly: Ben Kuebrich in June CCC on community organizing for social change in Syracuse.

Kuebrich argues that collective action is necessary to disrupt entrenched power. He draws on James C. Scott’s Domination and the Arts of Resistance to examine the intersection between the “public” and “hidden transcripts” in as a community addresses tensions with police.