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Ruecker, Todd – Composition Forum, 2021
Student retention and persistence is increasingly prioritized by state and local policies as well as national scorecards and rankings--however, the policies that politicians and administrators undertake to improve university metrics tend to ignore the realities faced by students at the heart of our institutions. Drawing on a survey/interview…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Freshman Composition, Student Surveys
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Ubbesen, Molly E. – Composition Forum, 2021
The Accessibility Working Group (AWG) aims to create a collaborative culture of access within our group, our composition program, and our larger professional and pedagogical communities. To create a culture of access, participants need to be collaborative members of a community to continuously negotiate access needs that change over time. The AWG…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Writing (Composition), Freshman Composition, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Bergstrom, Tait – Composition Forum, 2021
This case study of students enrolled in a composition course at a large public university examines multilingual students' application of multimodal composition practices to writing assignments that emphasize delivery and circulation. Assignments in which students remediate or translate a text in one genre or medium into another are widely used to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Writing Instruction, State Universities, Multilingualism
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Özer, Havva Zorluel – Composition Forum, 2021
Drawing on qualitative data gathered from interviews with twelve doctoral students in a composition program at a mid-size public university in the Northeast United States, this article documents graduate teacher-scholars' conceptual understanding of translingual pedagogy in the context of college writing instruction. I analyze and describe the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Doctoral Students, State Universities, Writing Instruction
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Danielewicz, Jane; Jack, Jordynn; Hall, Ashley; Singer, Sarah Ann; Stuemke, Emi; Ware, Jennifer – Composition Forum, 2021
As WPAs at a research institution without a WAC program, we embarked on this project to learn about the types of writing prompts faculty across the disciplines assign and their expectations for student writing. Although our first-year composition program is genre-based and focuses on teaching for transfer, we did not know what genres other faculty…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Writing Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, College Faculty
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Shepherd, Ryan P.; Mauck, Courtney A.; Barber, Christopher J.; Fletcher, Sue – Composition Forum, 2021
Empirical methods to evaluate undergraduate pedagogy have become quite common in the field of composition studies. Reflection on and evaluation of graduate pedagogy in the field is much less common, however. In this article, the authors suggest that scholars in the field endeavor to develop pedagogical methods for graduate education, while also…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Transfer of Training
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Olson, Martha; Tantiniranat, Sutraphorn; McHarg, Molly; Carmesak, Weraphon – Composition Forum, 2021
This paper describes the design and establishment of the first peer-staffed writing center in Thailand, including its inspiration, its planning, the tutor-training process, and its implementation up to and through the COVID-19 pandemic. As writing centers are relatively unknown in Southeast Asia, the writing center in focus was a fortunate…
Descriptors: Program Development, Program Implementation, Peer Teaching, Academic Support Services
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Jankens, Adrienne; Latawiec, Amy Ann – Composition Forum, 2021
In this article, we argue that using students' reflective writing to understand specific aspects of their classroom experience requires that researchers systematically integrate into the curriculum reflections that responsibly attend to both students' learning and the focus of classroom research. Informed by recently published articles on…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing (Composition), Student Experience, Cooperative Learning
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Norment, Nathaniel, Jr. – Composition Forum, 2021
This program profile describes the development and implementation of The Black Ink Project at Morehouse College. The Black Ink Project is a curricular initiative intended to support the development of writing abilities among the Men of Morehouse and immerse them in the writing process in the tradition of articulating servant leadership for which…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Skill Development
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Lucia, Brent – Composition Forum, 2021
The writing process has helped define students as autonomous writers within the composition classroom. Yet, our writing identities are not stable and shift throughout the writing process. I argue that composition instructors should enhance students' awareness to their own dynamic, writing subjectivities through a more expansive view of rhetorical…
Descriptors: Rhetorical Invention, Writing Processes, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Williams, Amy D. – Composition Forum, 2021
This article reports on an IRB-approved study conducted in a college preparation writing workshop. Using affect theory as a framework for exploring participants' writing experiences, I theorize the phenomenon of affective rupture, a tension between the affect students experience while writing in school and their belief in the value of school-based…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Writing Workshops, Writing Instruction, Writing Attitudes
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Gelms, Bridget; Gilligan, James; Kohls, Robert; Lockhart, Tara; Roberge, Mark – Composition Forum, 2021
After the pandemic necessitated a move to online learning and brought forth a multitude of traumas for students and faculty, faculty teaching in the graduate Composition program at San Francisco State University came together to redesign our graduate courses. This program profile describes a process by which the redesign efforts were organized,…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), College Curriculum, Graduate Students, Social Justice
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Bleakney, Julia; Li, Li; Holland, Emily; Rosinski, Paula; Moore, Jessie L. – Composition Forum, 2021
We report on a survey of students and alumni, examining their "rhetorical training"--their writing knowledge and experiences across multiple courses, campus employment, and workplace contexts. The survey asked participants to identify their most often written genres and their most valued type of writing, the rhetorical situations in…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Attitudes
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Bell, Sophie R. – Composition Forum, 2021
This essay describes writing and conversations that took place in my First Year Writing class at St. John's University in Queens, New York. I analyze student responses to my invitation to consider more deeply--and wield more consciously--the language resources they bring into classrooms. I seek to understand the potential for their often deeply…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Multilingualism, College Freshmen
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Pruchnic, Jeff; Barton, Ellen; Primeau, Sarah; Trimble, Thomas; Varty, Nicole; Foster, Tanina – Composition Forum, 2021
Over the past two decades, reflective writing has occupied an increasingly prominent position in composition theory, pedagogy, and assessment as researchers have described the value of reflection and reflective writing in college students' development of higher-order writing skills, such as genre conventions (Yancey, "Reflection";…
Descriptors: Reflection, Correlation, Essays, Freshman Composition
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