Cheryl Geisler introduces a special section in the latest issue of Journal of Writing Research exploring the promise of digital text analysis. Next week: one of the articles in the special section.
Tag: writing research
AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: Is Creative Writing an Academic Discipline?
Check 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.
AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: STUDYING LITERACY PRACTICES!
In 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?
THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY:
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 English. 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:
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!
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
Lauren Obermark, Elizabeth Brewer, and Kay Halasek, in the WPA Journal, present a model for moving TA development beyond “one and done.”
THIS WEEK AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY! John Trimbur on “translingualism”
The January 2016 issue of College English deals with new approaches to language difference in writing classrooms and in culture. John Trimbur “trace[s] a branch of translingualism to its source.”