THIS WEEK’S POST AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: International Responses to Composition Theory

CCW banner 300Lisa R. Arnold, writing in the Spring issue of Composition Studies, discusses her exchanges with faculty at the American University of Beirut during a two-semester seminar on rhetoric and composition theory as it has been developed in North America for monolingual audiences. In particular, she details the responses of faculty teaching in Lebanon to the theory of “translingualism” as proposed by Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, and John Trimbur.

MORE “DIGITAL HUMANITIES”: Finding Genre Signals

Ryan Omizo and William Hart-Davidson, in a special section of the Journal of Writing ResearchCCW banner 300, present a tool for digital text analysis that detects the differences in novice and expert academic citation practices, helping graduate students understand the genres relevant to their fields.

AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: STUDYING LITERACY PRACTICES!

CCW banner 300In the Feb. 2016 Research in the Teaching of English, Amy Stornaiuolo and Robert Jean LeBlanc introduce the concept of scalar analysis as a heuristic for investigating how literacy practices circulate and change in value across a stratified global universe.

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?

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THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY:

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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 EnglishCollege Composition Weekly Banner. Translingualism is not just about L2 language learners; it’s the default for “the normal transactions of daily communicative practice of ordinary people.”

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College Composition Weekly Banner  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

College Composition Weekly BannerLauren Obermark, Elizabeth Brewer, and Kay Halasek, in the  WPA Journal, present a model for moving TA development beyond “one and done.”

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.

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Timothy J. San Pedro disputes stereotypes of Native American students as unresponsive. From the November 2015 Research in the Teaching of English.College Composition Weekly Banner