From March College English: “Tandem” Creative-Writing and Composition Courses

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Matt Sumpter argues that creative writing and composition differ enough that they should remain separate courses but that they offer enough individual value that both belong in a first-year curriculum.

AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: Is Creative Writing an Academic Discipline?

CCW banner 300Check 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.

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CCW banner 300Steve 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.”

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.”

THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKKLY:

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Lisa Dush, in College Composition and Communication, on what happens to writing and writers when writing becomes “content.” Provocative must read for writing teachers!

THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY!

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.”

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