Reading assignments (in red) are due at the beginning of the class on the day they are listed.

January 26


February 2

February 9

  • Read Chapters 2&3 in Connors
  • Read Expressive Pedagogy & Rhetorical Pedagogy Chapters in Tate
  • In class - Using the readings, and specifically looking at Connors pgs. 83, 86, 88, 94, 96, 97, 114-115, 120-121 take a look at handbooks/readers and analyze based on the descriptions found here.

February 16

  • Read Chapters 4&5 in Connors
  • Read Collaborative Pedagogy & Cultural Studies and Composition Chapters in Tate
  • In class - Take a look at sample syllabi and make a determination of which pedagogies you think are at play in these descriptive documents. And do you think the descriptions fit what may actually happen.

February 23

  • Read Chapters 6&7 in Connors
  • Read Critical Pedagogy & Feminist Pedagogy Chapters in Tate

Read Some More/Explore

For this section, choose at least one reading for each week.

March 2

March 9

  • The Pedagogy of Writing Across the Curriculum in Tate
  • Chapters 4&5 from Composition in the University by Sharon Crowley
  • Chapters 1,2&6 from College Writing and Beyond by Anne Beaufort
  • Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions: (Re)Envisioning 'First-Year Composition' as 'Introduction to Writing Studies' by Downs and Wardle in CCC 58:4, June 2007 Bloom, Daiker & White
  • Part 6 in Composition in the Twenty-First Century by Bloom, Daiker and White
  • Composition Theory in the Eighties: Axiological Consensus and Paradigmatic Diversity by Richard Fulkerson in CCC 41:4, December 1990
  • Topic choices for CompFAQ project

March 16 - Spring Break

March 23

  • Writing Center Pedagogy in Tate
  • Basic Writing Pedagogy in Tate
  • Chapter 6 in Composing Critical Pedagogies by Amy Lee
  • Writing against Writing: The Predicament of Ecriture Feminine in Composition Studies by Lynn Worsham and Feminism and composition: The Case for Conflict by Susan C. Jarratt in Contending with Words by Harkin and Schlib
  • Is There a Text in This Class? Stanley Fish
  • Sequencing: Two Interpretive Tales in Gaining Ground in College Writing by Rich Haswell
  • Testing, testing ... How do students use written feedback by Stephanie E. Pitts, Active Learning in higher education

March 30

Write/Join the Conversation

April 6

April 13

April 20

April 27

May 4