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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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Enoch, Jessica; Bessette, Jean – College Composition and Communication, 2013
Recent surveys of feminist rhetorical historiography by Royster and Kirsch, Elizabeth Tasker and Frances B. Holt-Underwood, K. J. Rawson, Kathleen J. Ryan, and Jessica Enoch reveal that very few feminist historiographers have taken up digital methodologies or engaged digital humanist conversations. Thus while digital feminist scholars have…
Descriptors: Historiography, Feminism, Humanities, Electronic Publishing
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Cleary, Michelle Navarre – College Composition and Communication, 2013
Adult students add nuance to the understanding of transfer. Overwhelmingly, research on writing transfer assumes students move from grammar to high school to college to work in one uninterrupted progression. Yet, 40 percent of college students are older than twenty-four, and younger students increasingly work while attending college. These…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
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Krause, Steven D.; Rice, Jeff – College Composition and Communication, 2013
In this Symposium focused on MOOCs, this journal carries forward a tradition of attending to the technologies associated with composing and the teaching of composing. In the May 1983 issue of "College Composition and Communication," for example, most of the articles focus on composing and include a mix of inquiries, from Jack Selzer's on the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Online Courses, Word Processing, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Gere, Anne Ruggles; Aull, Laura; Escudero, Moises Damian Perales; Lancaster, Zak; Lei, Elizabeth Vander – College Composition and Communication, 2013
Grounded in the principle that writing assessment should be locally developed and controlled, this article describes a study that contextualizes and validates the decisions that students make in the modified Directed Self-Placement (DSP) process used at the University of Michigan. The authors present results of a detailed text analysis of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Student Placement, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Writing Evaluation
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Bunn, Michael – College Composition and Communication, 2013
Teaching reading in terms of its connections to writing can motivate students to read and increase the likelihood that they find success in both activities. It can lead students to value reading as an integral aspect of learning to write. It can help students develop their understanding of writerly strategies and techniques. Drawing on qualitative…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Freshman Composition, Writing Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Gold, David – College Composition and Communication, 2012
Rhetoric and composition historiography has recently undergone a rapid transformation as scholars have complicated and challenged earlier narratives by examining diverse local histories and alternative rhetorical traditions. This revisionist scholarship has in turn created new research challenges, as scholars must now demonstrate connections…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Writing (Composition), Historiography, Scholarship
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Gaillet, Lynee Lewis – College Composition and Communication, 2012
This article raises multiple issues associated with archival research methodologies and methods. Based on a survey of recent scholarship and interviews with experienced archival researchers, this overview of the current status of archival research both complicates traditional conceptions of archival investigation and encourages scholars to adopt…
Descriptors: Archives, Research, Research Methodology, Access to Information
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McKee, Heidi A.; Porter, James E. – College Composition and Communication, 2012
What are the key ethical issues involved in conducting archival research? Based on examination of cases and interviews with leading archival researchers in composition, this article discusses several ethical questions and offers a heuristic to guide ethical decision making. Key to this process is recognizing the person-ness of archival materials.…
Descriptors: Archives, Research, Ethics, Case Studies
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LaFrance, Michelle; Nicolas, Melissa – College Composition and Communication, 2012
Institutional ethnography seeks to uncover how things happen--how institutional discourse compels and shapes practice(s) and how norms of practice speak to, for, and over individuals. The Faculty and Staff Standpoints project is shaped by this methodology, as it explores writing center staff and faculty relationships to their work. (Contains 10…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Ethnography, Research Methodology, Laboratories
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Anson, Chris M.; Schwegler, Robert A. – College Composition and Communication, 2012
This article describes the nature of eye-tracking technology and its use in the study of discourse processes, particularly reading. It then suggests several areas of research in composition studies, especially at the intersection of writing, reading, and digital media, that can benefit from the use of this technology. (Contains 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Research, Reading Processes, Writing Processes
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Lang, Susan; Baehr, Craig – College Composition and Communication, 2012
This article provides an overview of the ways in which data and text mining have potential as research methodologies in composition studies. It introduces data mining in the context of the field of composition studies and discusses ways in which this methodology can complement and extend our existing research practices by blending the best of what…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Content Analysis, Information Technology, Data Analysis
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Mueller, Derek – College Composition and Communication, 2012
Presented as a series of graphs, bibliographic data gathered from "College Composition and Communication" provides perspective useful for inquiring into the changing shape of the field as it continues to mature. In its focus on graphing, the article demonstrates an application of distant reading methods to present patterns not only reflective of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Graphs, Bibliographic Databases, Inquiry
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Buehl, Jonathan; Chute, Tamar; Fields, Anne – College Composition and Communication, 2012
This article describes the rationale and efficacy of a graduate-level teaching module providing loosely structured practice with real archives. Introducing early career scholars to archival methods changed their beliefs about knowledge, research, teaching, and their discipline(s). This case study suggests that archives can be productive training…
Descriptors: Archives, Teaching Methods, Learning Modules, Program Descriptions
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