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ERIC Number: EJ1120666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Secrets in the Thirdspace: The National Day on Writing as Campus Engagement
Fedukovich, Casie J.
Composition Studies, v44 n2 p58-71 Fall 2016
This article presents the National Day on Writing (NDOW) as an annual opportunity for writing programs to create program-supported thirdspaces (Burns; Mauk; Soja) that allow first-year writing students a laboratory in which to practice their developing rhetorical skills. The author proposes a contracted view of Ann Feldman's definition of engagement, in which writers "must see [themselves] in a "lived situation" that calls for writing," to argue that NDOW may help (1) build or support a local campus culture of writing; (2) engage students by asking them to contend with personal and political issues; and (3) provide students with opportunities to participate in public writing with live and diverse audiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina (Raleigh)
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