T J Geiger II, writing in the Fall 2015 issue of Composition Studies, investigates the prevalence of “affective” pedagogy in independent undergraduate writing majors and its potential effects on disciplinarity. http://wp.me/p5NPq1-3Q
New at Just Can’t Help Writing: I argue that something’s lost when people refrain from writing negative reviews for fear of hurting authors’ feelings. What do you think?
Tinberg, Howard. Transfer at Community Colleges. Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Sept. 2015. http://wp.me/p5NPq1-3L
Writers in the Storm features guest blogger Margie Lawson‘s excellent discussion of how to use rhythm and cadence to enhance the flow of your prose. I provide some additional resources and links to my earlier posts on Novel First Lines and punctuation. Let me know what rhetorical devices you use! http://tinyurl.com/pq7bjkd
A detailed discussion of course design for an upper-level scientific writing class: Combs, D. Shane, Erin A. Frost, and Michelle F. Eble. “”Collaborative Course Design in Scientific Writing: Experimentation and Productive Failure.” Composition Studies 43.2 (2015): 132-49. Web. 11 Nov. 2015.
3 Lessons and 4 Resolutions from the Indiana Writers’ Workshop in Indianapolis Oct. 24. www.justcanthelpwriting.wordpress.com
In the Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Amy Vidali proposes “disabling” the narratives of writing Program administrators (WPAs) to open productive conversation about the intersection between disability and WPA work.
Holly Hassel and Joanne Baird Giordano advocate for the use of multiple assessment measures rather than standardized test scores in decisions about placing entering college students in remedial or developmental courses.
NOTE TO SELF: Four editing rules to follow THIS TIME!
Do you have self-editing rules like these? Do you have any I ought to apply?