THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: “Relational Labor” in Composition

College Composition Weekly BannerT 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.

THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY!

Tinberg, Howard. Transfer at Community Colleges. Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Sept. 2015. Success

TODAY AT JUST CAN’T HELP WRITING: CHECK OUT THIS POST ON CADENCE AND BEATS IN YOUR WRITING!

Creative outputWriters 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

NEW THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: COLLABORATIVE COURSE DESIGN IN SCIENTIFIC WRITING.

A detailed discussion of course design for an upper-level scientific writing class: Alphabet letters poured in a heapCombs, 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.

THIS WEEK’S SUMMARY AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY!

Jacqueline Preston, in College Composition and Communication, argues for a “project-based” model in composition classes. College Composition Weekly Banner

THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY!

In the Journal of the Council of Writing Program AdministratorsCollege Composition Weekly BannerAmy Vidali proposes “disabling” the narratives of writing Program administrators (WPAs) to open productive conversation about the intersection between disability and WPA work.

NEW AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: PLACEMENT AND REMEDIATION

BOOKS SUCCESSHassel, Holly, and Joanne Baird Giordano. “The Blurry Borders of College Writing: Remediation and the Assessment of Student Readiness.” College English 78.1 (2015): 56-80. Print.

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.College Composition Weekly Banner