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Tarabochia, Sandra L. – Composition Studies, 2020
Writing researchers know relatively little about the needs and experiences of faculty writers. As a result, institutional approaches to improving scholarly productivity fail to account for vital components of writerly development and in doing so limit access to the academic enterprise. Drawing on an interview-based longitudinal study of faculty…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Authors, Writing (Composition)
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Hanson, Alex – Composition Studies, 2020
This article argues for greater attention to the embodied experiences and material practices of single mothers in the academy. Using critical imagination (Royster and Kirsch) to analyze how texts in the field have represented single motherhood, I identify three patterns of how mothers complete work, or what I term survivalist strategies to resist…
Descriptors: One Parent Family, Mothers, Experience, Family Work Relationship
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Gray, Pennie L. – Composition Studies, 2020
During peer review, students often exhibit resistance when asked to respond critically to their peers' writing. Most students tend to offer gentle critiques, especially when they personally know the peers whose writing they are reading. This tendency to be overly kind can be frustrating for instructors, yet there may be logical reasons for…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Freshman Composition, College Freshmen, Writing Evaluation
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Street, Nathaniel – Composition Studies, 2020
A unique line of WPA scholarship highlights the bodily, mental, and emotional toll of administering writing programs, which has prompted analysis of the institutional mechanisms that produce frustration in WPA work. Writing programs are comprised of a wide range of (non)human institutional forces in often incoherent and unsustainable ways, which…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Program Administration, Writing (Composition), Laboratories
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Leonard, Rebecca Lorimer; Piscioniere, Kyle; Pappo, Danielle – Composition Studies, 2020
College students continue to navigate powerful literacy myths that impact their writing education, especially the belief systems that uphold standard, monolingual uses of language. In this article, the authors describe "English 391ml: Multilingualism and Literacy in Western Mass," a course that raises students' critical awareness of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition), Multilingualism, Literacy
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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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Anderson, Stacey Stanfield; Klompien, Kathleen; Vose, Kim – Composition Studies, 2020
English 299 is a two-unit credit/no credit elective, capped at fifteen students per section, intended to help first year composition students become more effective editors of their own writing. The class provides a hands-on environment to help students with sentence-level editing since the writing center on campus traditionally focuses on more…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, College English, College Freshmen, Editing
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Jaxon, Kim; Sparks, Laura; Fosen, Chris – Composition Studies, 2020
The first year writing "jumbo" is a large enrollment composition course with ninety students and nine embedded writing mentors. The "jumbo" structure "emerged from an 'entanglement' of the institutional environment and intentional innovation" (Jaxon). Currently taught with a human rights focus, but with other…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, College Freshmen, Large Group Instruction, Class Size
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Blaauw-Hara, Mark; Tebeau, Carrie Strand; Borowiak, Dominic; Blaauw-Hara, Jami – Composition Studies, 2020
Current trends in developmental writing have focused on corequisite support courses that developmental writers take in conjunction with college-level courses. Much recent scholarship has focused on the design of the corequisite course, but a corequisite model also raises the stakes of the curricular design of the college-level course, since it now…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges
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Adams, Peter – Composition Studies, 2020
It has been twenty-seven years since a small group of faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County, faced with the discovery that two-thirds of students placed in our upper-level basic writing course never passed first year composition, began the development of the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), one of the earliest corequisite…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Writing Instruction, Required Courses, Community Colleges
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Christie, Angela; Gaillet, Lynée Lewis – Composition Studies, 2020
At Georgia State University (GSU), like at most other institutions, corequisite courses must be taken simultaneously--the information in one is necessary to the full understanding of the other. However, the corequisite pairing describe in this article has a unique history; GSU 1010 course, part of the larger Freshman Learning experience, was…
Descriptors: Data Use, School Holding Power, Academic Achievement, Required Courses
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Shepherd, Ryan P.; Johnson, David T.; Fletcher, Sue; Mauck, Courtney A.; Barber, Christopher J. – Composition Studies, 2020
ENG 7980: History and Theories of Composition (HTC) is a course required for all MA and PhD students in rhetoric and composition at Ohio University. This section of HTC was designed with two specific goals in mind. The first was to introduce students to multiple theories of composition, and the second was to not only teach but also to facilitate…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Writing (Composition), Rhetoric, Graduate Students
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Kumari, Ashanka; Thielen, Brita M. – Composition Studies, 2020
This unit, "Explorations of Identity and Privilege," was designed for first year writing courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) taught in 2015 and 2016. The course as a whole focused on writing and inquiry. Within this unit, students discussed essays relating to different forms of privilege (e.g. racial, gender, class) and…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Freshman Composition, Inquiry, Essays
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