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Koupf, Danielle – Composition Studies, 2021
This article argues that the intersection of invention and style is a rich site for rhetorical study, for amplification, and for critical-creative tinkering, a process of writing new versions of an old text. At this intersection, writers can tinker to amplify an existing text and thus work to continue or begin anew the inventive process. To…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Textbooks, Educational History
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Novotny, Maria; Edwards, Claire; Frandsen, Gitte; Koepke, Danielle; Marcum, Joni; Smith, Chloe; Sommers, Angelyn; Williams, Madison – Composition Studies, 2021
ENG 712: Theories in Public Rhetoric & Community Engagement is a required course for MA and PhD students concentrating in Rhetoric, Writing, and Community Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). The topic for this course rotates depending upon the teaching faculty member's area of expertise. In the 2020 rotation, Maria opted…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Rhetoric, Graduate Students, Doctoral Students
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Sheppard, Jennifer – Composition Studies, 2021
This article reports on findings from a hyperlocal programmatic survey on writing instructors' experiences in moving teaching online during the coronavirus pandemic. It highlights key challenges instructors reported, including a need for strategies addressing increased workload; a desire for greater experience with pedagogy- rather than…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Adjustment, Web Based Instruction
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Beare, Zachary – Composition Studies, 2021
As the future of the WPA Listserv (WPA-L) remains uncertain, this article reflects on the ways the WPA-L has functioned as an important site of disciplinary knowledge-making and emotion work for the field of composition studies. It examines the potential of the listserv format for democratizing participation in the enterprise of disciplinary…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Electronic Mail, Intellectual Disciplines
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Pinkert, Laurie A.; Bowen, Lauren Marshall – Composition Studies, 2021
In this article, we theorize the disciplinary lifecycle as an alternative to the limited metaphor of the "career arc." We argue that theorizing career trajectories as lifecycles resonates more fully with the experiences that are common to careers in rhetoric, composition, and writing studies (RCWS), thereby providing more possibilities…
Descriptors: Career Development, Writing Research, Writing (Composition), Rhetoric
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Browdy, Ronisha; Milu, Esther; del Hierro, Victor; Gonzales, Laura – Composition Studies, 2021
This essay provides insights into how one cohort of four scholars established a community of support (in other words, a family) that began during graduate recruitment week at their PhD institution and now extends deep into their tenure-track careers. Presenting stories that chronicle an academic trajectory, these scholars describe how, despite…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Graduate School Faculty, Academic Rank (Professional), Mentors
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Baca, Isabel – Composition Studies, 2021
This testimonio describes my lived experience as a Latina scholar who attempted to go up for promotion to full professor at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and failed. From the time I was on the tenure clock to the present, specific instances revealed the presence of racism at the institution. I describe the roles of gatekeepers, white allies…
Descriptors: Minority Serving Institutions, Racial Bias, Hispanic Americans, College Faculty
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Arellano, Sonia; Cortez, José Manuel; García, Romeo – Composition Studies, 2021
As the rhetorical performances of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work continue to proliferate and sell a movement towards more equitable institutions, the authors challenge this rhetoric as merely a new mode of epistemological and territorial expropriation. Instead, the authors put forth the concept of shadow work, which happens as a…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Self Concept, Consciousness Raising, Inclusion
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Tarr, Kathleen – Composition Studies, 2021
Ibram X. Kendi has said, "Indeed, the heartbeat of being antiracist is confession. The heartbeat of being racist is denial." What solidarity gestures and diversity may deny, equity confesses. This creative approach to nonfiction account of misgynoiracist experiences within RhetComp calls for truth and reconciliation as necessary…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Bias, African American Students, Racial Bias
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Scott, Khirsten L. – Composition Studies, 2021
Drawing its title from Nas's 1994 "The World Is Yours," the seminar detailed in this article specifically investigates hip-hop writing, performance, and culture within a US context across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. As a medium, hip hop remains an intentional, experimental exploration of survival. The course offers an…
Descriptors: Seminars, Graduate Students, African American Culture, Writing (Composition)
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Medina, Cruz – Composition Studies, 2021
This article discusses "Rhetoric of Storytelling," a course that looks at the purposes of storytelling across different rhetorical traditions, beginning with Ancient Greek and Roman traditions and traversing African American, Indigenous Latin American, American Indian, feminist, and Latinx rhetorical traditions. The course operates from…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Story Telling, Writing Instruction, College Students
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Garcia, Christine; Campos, Les Hutchinson; de Müeller, Genevieve Garcia; Cedillo, Christina V. – Composition Studies, 2021
Using the form of a dialogue, the authors of this essay discuss how BIPOC scholars are made to experience disbelonging in whitestream academic programs, institutions, organizations, and the discipline. Some of the ways by which exclusion happens is through the performance of "white penitence," the co-opting of BIPOC lived experiences,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Sense of Community, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers
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Kelly-Riley, Diane – Composition Studies, 2020
This article reports on a statewide implementation of a corequisite model of instruction for first year writing at two- and four-year public, postsecondary institutions in Idaho. This project explores how these institutions manage political and economic mandates for educational reform while preserving educational quality for students and teaching…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Writing Instruction, College Students, Accountability
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Armstrong, Erik; Geist, Megan Baptista; Geist, Joshua – Composition Studies, 2020
In the last few years, college and university systems nationwide have implemented sweeping reforms to placement and course sequences to rectify systemic inequities affecting incoming students. Many of these reforms acknowledge that standardized placement tests create false distinctions between "prepared" and "underprepared"…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Student Placement, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Heaser, Sara A.; Thoune, Darci L. – Composition Studies, 2020
ENG 100 is a three-credit, graded course designed for students who are enrolled in ENG 110, a three-credit, single semester first year writing (FYW) course. Students in ENG 100 and 110 take six credits of FYW instruction during their first semester at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL). ENG 100 focuses on developing academic literacy…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Required Courses, School Holding Power, College Freshmen
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