The text itself offers comprehensive guidance for teachers as well as students. A mixture of selected readings from both scholars, authors, and students are provided, as well as various activities and discussion questions associated with the readings. Furthermore, a course centered on composition studies helps composition scholars use their expertise in the classroom, while it also helps educate the many teachers of composition who have backgrounds in literature or creative writing.
Research, Scholarship, and Inquiry for the 21st Century. Many of these prompts ask students to use their own experiences and belief systems to engage with the readings.
A primer for directors. Russell from Iowa State University called the book "a milestone in composition textbooks.
Program Profiles in Context. And now the movement has a textbook. In short, the field is ripe for the Writing about Writing textbook.
After all, it tends to be helpful to have teaching and learning resources that closely match pedagogical strategies. Ritter, Kelly, and Paul Kei Matsuda.
While students gain a greater sense of these issues through these courses, rarely do they display behavioral changes in regards to these issues.
Coaching Transfer after FYC. A College Reader, which was published in For instance, David R. The authors discuss several benefits they observed of using WAW to teach first-year composition, but also indicate the presence of challenges associated with teaching this kind of course, and address both these challenges as well as critiques they received from colleagues.
Also, the article reports on several instructors incorporating graduate level writing-studies readings into their first-year writing courses with much success.
Kutney writes, "While First-Year Composition may not do much to develop the writing abilities of students, Downs and Wardle offer no reason to think that Introduction to Writing Studies, a course that does not purport to teach writing, will do more.
Utah State UP,pp. While these were different types of students who had different learning outcomes, both stories illustrate the flexible nature of WAW and how this type of course can be tailored towards individual student needs.
Notes on Teaching Writing about Writing.
Why all the interest in Writing-about-Writing pedagogies? From Theory to Practice, eds. University Press of Colorado, Carter points out instructors only account for a small portion of the composition community, and therefore disagreement is common and "often in fundamental ways.
In an article titled "Seeing is Believing: Basic Writing E-Journal Transferring knowledge about rhetoric and writing across curricula and campuses. By reading articles that a composition studies student might read, the first-year composition student is able to gain further insight into the ongoing conversation centered around writing.
Utah State UP, forthcoming. Dieterle, Brandy, and Stephanie Vie.Re-Imagining the Nature of FYC: Trends in Writing-about-Writing Pedagogies Doug Downs and Elizabeth Wardle “[Composition courses] shouldn’t have some gratuitous or incidental content.
Jan 27, · Downs, Douglas and Elizabeth Wardle. “Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions: (Re)Envisioning “First-Year Composition” as. When Doug Downs and Elizabeth Wardle published their article “Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions” in Junethey challenged the field to imagine a new approach to first-year composition.
Their groundbreaking new reader, Writing About Writing, does exactly that, by encouraging students to draw on what they know in order.
begins by describing introducing the WAW concept to TAs using Downs & Wardle (cited in this bib) “as part of a grander scheme to disrupt common assumptions about the purpose(s) of first-year writing classes and to make the familiar strange again” (2). Writing about writing (Downs & Wardle ) has become an increasingly popular approach to teaching first-year writing courses, but as with writing instruction in general, individual instructors enact and perform WAW differently (see Downs & Wardle ).
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