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My On-again, Off-again Love Affair with Collaborative Writing Projects

Collaborative writing projects are a very great good, and I will continue to assign them. Collaborative writing projects are problematic and I consider cutting them from my course plans every semester. From Kenneth Bruffee to Ira Shor, pedagogical theorists have maintained not only the value of student collaboration, but the necessity of it. Knowledge is … Continue reading

Piloting the New 1020, Part II: Using Group Work to Lighten Instructor Workload

Note: This it the second in a series of blog posts chronicling the piloting of the new ENG 1020 Curriculum. You can find all entries in the series here. As we’ve been in pilot committee meetings, revving up for the Fall 1020 pilot sections, I’ve been thinking carefully about my workload. Between teaching, committee work, … Continue reading

Piloting the New 1020: Viral Genres

Note: This it the first in a series of blog posts chronicling the piloting of the new ENG 1020 Curriculum. You can find all entries in the series here. One of the challenges of revising the 1020 curriculum for piloting this Fall, at least for this instructor, was the thought of giving up on assignments … Continue reading