It’s the end of #acwrimo!! Did you take part in Academic Writing Month this year? I certainly did. It was lockdown, so this year we made a big deal of it at ANU. Not to put too fine a point on it, I taught my ass off. You can see some of the workshops I…Writing … Continue reading Writing as an imaginary conversation with your reader
Adam R. Pope is the current interim director of Composition at the University of Arkansas, where he also directs the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics. Adam PopeImage Credit: Adam Pope As a technical writer who also happens to currently be the director of Composition at an institution serving over 6,000 students annually in the…Am … Continue reading Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff? Transfer and College Writing
This post is by Dr Dely Elliot, Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and member of the Hidden Curriculum in Doctoral Education blog team. To use the dictation function in word, go to the ‘Edit’ menu, and choose ‘Start Word Dictation’ I always find blog writing a relaxing activity. It may come as a … Continue reading Could ‘thinking out loud’ be an inherent pedagogical strategy for scholarly writing?
The concept of audience is a key composition concept. I love the series of Lunsford & Ede articles on audience and have been known to teach them as an example of how a concept in the field keeps being revised and re-examined. I think it’s time to re-look at “audience” again. Lundsford & Ede’s concept … Continue reading Audience Created
While not all aspects of the shift to online and hybrid instruction have been smooth—and many will be jettisoned or revamped significantly in future semesters—I have found one unexpected boon in the process: new possibilities for asynchronous discussions. I had taught composition online prior to the onset of the pandemic, but in 2020 I shifted my…Imagining … Continue reading Imagining Possibilities for Asynchronous Discussions: Multimodal Galleries
Today’s guest blogger is Tanya Rodrigue, an associate professor in English and coordinator of the Writing Intensive Curriculum Program at Salem State University in Massachusetts. The pandemic has thrown instructors into foreign teaching territory, prompting many to question how to employ familiar pedagogical practices in an online environment. While preparing to teach online for the first time last year,…Facilitating … Continue reading Facilitating Online Peer Review
Annotated by the Author: Why Having Students Annotate Their Own Writing Is My New Favorite Writing Instruction ToolImproving writing by students annotating their own work
Academic writing is generally intended to be persuasive. The writer – let’s say that’s us – wants to put a proposition to the reader, and convince them that what we have presented is credible. Our writing is worth taking seriously because it has something serious, or interesting, or important to say. Most academic writers don’t … Continue reading revising like a reader
My use of the Flash Presentation assignment encourages students to take their oral communicative competence and make it a part of the writing process itself. In other words, it “flips the script” on the common experience of presenting on finalized texts.
Lately I’ve been feeling my writing sluggish; it reads like thick moss. I’ve hit writer’s block and slumps before, and most of the time they smooth out with time and grit. But I decided to try my hands on something quicker—a diet of sorts. True to the title, The Writer’s Diet dishes out the minimum, […]The … Continue reading The Writer’s Diet // Helen Sword. — lee, sooho (excellent synopsis of an important book)