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Lamberton, L. Jill – College Composition and Communication, 2014
This article surveys the extracurricular writing of the first women to attend Girton and Newnham Colleges at Cambridge University. It argues that such student writing did more than promote intellectual formation or rehearse new knowledge; indeed, it changed institutional culture and the social horizons for middle-class women's lives.
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Writing (Composition), Educational History
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Gogan, Brian – College Composition and Communication, 2014
This article outlines a three-part pedagogy capable of responding to the risks, rewards, and headaches associated with public rhetoric and writing. To demonstrate the purchase of this pedagogy, I revisit one of the oldest and most misunderstood public rhetoric and writing assignments: the letter-to-the-editor assignment.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Rhetoric, Writing Assignments
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Alexander, Jonathan; Rhodes, Jacqueline – College Composition and Communication, 2014
This essay argues that multiculturalism-inflected composition classrooms often "flatten" or efface radical alterities with which students--and teachers--should be encouraged to grapple. The authors demonstrate some of the limitations of such pedagogies, offer examples of provocative texts that celebrate difference--not identity--as a…
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Social Justice, Writing (Composition), Teaching Methods
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Poe, Mya; Elliot, Norbert; Cogan, John Aloysius, Jr.; Nurudeen, Tito G., Jr. – College Composition and Communication, 2014
In this article, we investigate disparate impact analysis as a validation tool for understanding the local effects of writing assessment on diverse groups of students. Using a case study data set from a university that we call Brick City University, we explain how Brick City's writing program undertook a self-study of its placement exam using the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Evaluation, Writing Tests, Student Placement
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Purdy, James P. – College Composition and Communication, 2014
Through sharing results of an analysis of design language use in several writing studies journals, this article explores why we invoke design in published scholarship. After defining the approach to composing known as design thinking, it then moves to a comparison of design thinking and the writing process and looks at an example application of…
Descriptors: Design, Writing (Composition), Language Usage, Writing Processes
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Legg, Emily – College Composition and Communication, 2014
Challenging histories of male-dominated composition instruction during the nineteenth century, this article recovers composition practices at the Cherokee National Female Seminary, locating the practices at the intersections of gender, race, and colonization. Through Indigenous storytelling and archival research methods, the author asserts that…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Womens Education, Females, American Indian Students
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Ruecker, Todd – College Composition and Communication, 2014
Reporting on a year-and-a-half-long study of Latina/Latino multilingual students transitioning from high school to a community college or university on the US-Mexico border, this article explores how writing instruction was shaped across the three institutional locations by a variety of internal and external forces such as standardized testing…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, College Bound Students
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Hannah, Mark A.; Saidy, Christina – College Composition and Communication, 2014
This article explores shared language development in secondary to postsecondary transitions. Based on survey findings of secondary students, the authors advocate using a shared language corpus to access and collect student and instructor language about writing to smooth secondary to postsecondary transitions and transitions beyond the FYC…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Language Usage, College School Cooperation, High School Students
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Miller, Benjamin – College Composition and Communication, 2014
What methods do graduate students take up for their dissertation projects? This article shares findings from distant reading of 2,711 abstracts, suggesting that humanist approaches predominate within the Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition, but not without some methodological pluralism. A large number of studies outside the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Writing (Composition), Rhetoric
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Peary, Alexandria – College Composition and Communication, 2014
This article examines text-based locations ("textrooms") as a third strand of the extracurriculum of composition. Through a diachronic analysis, I examine the nineteenth-century periodical "Godey's Lady's Book" and three twenty-first-century blogs as coauthored classrooms or powerful sites of women's informal writing education.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Informal Education, Womens Education, Periodicals
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Pigg, Stacey – College Composition and Communication, 2014
This article details the material, locational, and time-use dimensions of student writing processes in two networked social spaces. Drawing on case examples, the findings show how composing habits grounded in the materiality of places can build persistence for learning in a mobile culture. Public social spaces support these habits, enabling some…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Facilities
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Jackson, Rachel C. – College Composition and Communication, 2014
Through an examination of archival texts produced at sites of suppressed local rhetorics, this essay situates Oklahoma as a location of writing at the intersection of ecocomposition theory, critical regionalism, and composition pedagogy to establish the need for using local texts and transrhetorical analysis in writing classrooms.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Rhetoric, Geographic Location, Critical Theory
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Arnold, Lisa R. – College Composition and Communication, 2014
To underline the value of composition's international and multilingual history, this article presents an account of language attitudes, policies, and pedagogies at Syrian Protestant College (Beirut) between 1866 and 1902, which also provides a historical dimension to contemporary conversations about international and translingual approaches to…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Perryman-Clark, Staci M. – College Composition and Communication, 2013
For the past few decades, composition researchers have devoted critical attention to studying the ways that African American students employ Africanized linguistic and rhetorical patterns successfully in expository writing situations. More recently, research has focused on the use of African-based rhetorical patterns, since the use of African…
Descriptors: African American Students, Writing Assignments, Language Patterns, Black Dialects
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Johnson, Kristine – College Composition and Communication, 2013
This article situates the "Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing" in current educational policy and in the discipline of rhetoric and composition. It argues the Framework positions the discipline to address gaps in American education by reinvigorating historical and traditional frames for writing instruction--ancient rhetoric and the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Writing Achievement, Intellectual Disciplines, Rhetoric
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