The Values of Writing Across the Curriculum

Silences and occlusions represent ideological positions in the Writing Across the Curriculum movement. Several major professional associations have taken-up WAC through issuing position statements: NCTE, CCCC, CWPA, NWP, and INWAC. Presences and absences in this discourse suggest tensions embedded in WAC’s historical development, and provide insight into the state of the present movement in three … Continue reading The Values of Writing Across the Curriculum

Hacking Your Course Documents: Rethinking Design for Syllabi

Taking some inspiration from a ProfHacker blog post on doing an "extreme makeover" for syllabi, I worked with hari stephen kumar on a variety of design methods for both syllabi and assignment sheets for our own College Writing courses. Our changes included playing with layout, adding images and visual metaphors, incorporating color, and in hari’s … Continue reading Hacking Your Course Documents: Rethinking Design for Syllabi

Convergence in the Classroom: Exploring New Media in Composition

21st-century environments for reading and writing are continually expanding. With this expansion comes a growing variety of texts, few of which resemble what many students and teachers think of as a “traditional” essay. A critical understanding of the concepts of purpose, audience, context, and choice are vital for writers who take increasingly versatile approaches to … Continue reading Convergence in the Classroom: Exploring New Media in Composition