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Danielewicz, Jane; Elbow, Peter – College Composition and Communication, 2009
Contract grading has achieved some prominence in our field as a practice associated with critical pedagogy. In this context we describe a hybrid grading contract where students earn a course grade of B based not on our evaluation of their writing quality but solely on their completion of the specified activities. The contract lists activities…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Critical Theory, Grading, Instructional Improvement
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Spring, Suzanne B. – College Composition and Communication, 2008
Dispelling historical narratives in composition and rhetoric that largely depict nineteenth-century student compositions as "vacuous" themes, this archival study examines women's compositions at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary as complex generic hybrids, in which the composition is fused with common social and dialogic forms. By focusing…
Descriptors: Single Sex Colleges, Females, Writing (Composition), Literary Genres