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Carter, Michael – College Composition and Communication, 2007
One way of helping faculty understand the integral role of writing in their various disciplines is to present disciplines as ways of doing, which links ways of knowing and writing in the disciplines. Ways of doing identified by faculty are used to describe broader generic and disciplinary structures, metagenres, and metadisciplines. The author…
Descriptors: North Americans, Writing (Composition), College Faculty, Role
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Campbell, Kermit E. – College Composition and Communication, 2007
This article offers a critical perspective on the default mode of freshman composition instruction, that is, its traditionally middle-class and white racial orientation. Although middle-classness and whiteness have been topics of critical interest among compositionists in recent years, perhaps the most effective challenge to this hegemony in…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Language Arts, Writing Instruction, Freshman Composition
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Simmons, W. Michele; Grabill, Jeffrey T. – College Composition and Communication, 2007
The spaces in which public deliberation most often takes place are institutionally, technologically, and scientifically complex. In this article, we argue that in order to participate, citizens must be able to invent valued knowledge. This invention requires using complex information technologies to access, assemble, and analyze information in…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Writing Instruction
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MacDonald, Susan Peck – College Composition and Communication, 2007
This article traces a decline in CCCC sessions on language along with a shift toward more reductive definitions. It analyzes early CCCC treatment of language issues, the Students' Right document, changes in demographics and linguistics, and shifts within English departments that have left us overdue for professional reexamination of our role as…
Descriptors: English Departments, Language Maintenance, Language Variation, Diachronic Linguistics
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Downs, Douglas; Wardle, Elizabeth – College Composition and Communication, 2007
In this article we propose, theorize, demonstrate, and report early results from a course that approaches first-year composition as introduction to Writing Studies. This pedagogy explicitly recognizes the impossibility of teaching a universal academic discourse and rejects that as a goal for first-year composition. It seeks instead to improve…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Harker, Michael – College Composition and Communication, 2007
This study challenges the prevailing interpretations of the Greek rhetorical principle of "kairos"--"saying the right thing at the right time"--and attempts to draw on a more nuanced understanding of the term in order to provide generative re-readings of three Braddock Award-winning essays. (Contains 6 notes and 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Rhetorical Criticism, Persuasive Discourse
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Hammill, Bobbi Ann – College Composition and Communication, 2007
This qualitative investigation explores the perceptions of four women compositionists regarding mothers, teaching, and scholarship in the field of composition. I examine narrative case studies about four women who have PhDs in composition from the same doctoral program. Findings indicate that each of these four women perceives her mother as a…
Descriptors: Mothers, Employed Parents, Academic Discourse, Doctoral Programs
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Lerner, Neal – College Composition and Communication, 2007
"Branding" a university in an effort to attract student applicants and alumni dollars is increasingly commonplace. The history of the Dartmouth Writing Clinic attests to the ways student writers represent an institution's brand and provides a troubling picture of a world in which under-prepared students are branded out of existence. (Contains 8…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, College Preparation, Universities, Writing Skills
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Whitaker, Elaine – College Composition and Communication, 2007
After reading Kathryn Valentine's article that talked about her interaction with a Chinese student accused of plagiarism, the author was reminded of the effectiveness of student judicial boards. In this article, the author describes the benefits of having a student judicial board in fighting off plagiarism among students. She relates that although…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Plagiarism, Cheating, Role
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Jacobs, Dale – College Composition and Communication, 2007
This essay theorizes the ways in which comics, and Marvel Comics in particular, acted as sponsors of multimodal literacy for the author. In doing so, the essay demonstrates the possibilities that exist in examining comics more closely and in thinking about how literacy sponsorship happens in multimodal texts. (Contains 1 figure and 13 notes.)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Literacy, Literary Genres, Children
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Peters, Brad; Robertson, Julie Fisher – College Composition and Communication, 2007
In portfolio assessment, WAC helps other disciplines increase programmatic integrity and accountability. This analysis of a portfolio partnership also shows composition faculty how a dynamic culture of assessment helps us protect what we do well, improve what we need to do better, and solve problems as writing instruction keeps pace with…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Writing (Composition), Portfolio Assessment, Integrity
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College Composition and Communication, 2007
This article presents several excerpts from an article written by Joseph Janangelo titled "Joseph Cornell and the Artistry of Composing Persuasive Hypertexts." In his article, Janangelo suggested that Cornell's work and ideas about composing model intelligent ways to composing persuasive nonsequential text. Janangelo also wondered if the use of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Writing Instruction, Hypermedia, Persuasive Discourse
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Kutney, Joshua P. – College Composition and Communication, 2007
In this article, the author offers his critiques on Downs and Wardle's course, Introduction to Writing Studies. Downs and Wardle use their course to alert students to the very misconceptions that prompt the shift from "teaching writing" to "teaching about writing"--namely the inability of first-year composition courses to make good on the pledge…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Freshman Composition, Misconceptions, Writing Instruction
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Anokye, Akua Duku – College Composition and Communication, 2007
This article presents a written version of the address Akua Duku Anokye, chairwoman of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), gave at the CCCC meeting in New York on March 24, 2007. In her address, Anokye talked about the importance of how an entity or an individual is known by the company they keep. To learn with whom has…
Descriptors: Speeches, Surveys, Interviews
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Wu, Hui – College Composition and Communication, 2007
By reflecting on Japanese internment camps executed by the U.S. government in World War II, this article examines camp schools' curricula and writing assignments and an English teacher's response to student essays to show how racially profiled students and their Caucasian teacher negotiated the political meanings of civil rights and freedom.…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Civil Rights, War, Essays
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