This category contains 15 posts

Teaching the Rhetorical Situation

I use this helpful poster from CCC to define and discuss “rhetorical situation” with Basic Writing (ENG 1010) students. In particular, we make liberal use of the diagram below (from the poster) by (a) fleshing out each of the words represented and (b) plugging multiple examples into the diagram to see how it pans out. With regard to … Continue reading

Workshop on Reflection and Revision

Watch complete footage of the January Workshop on “Reflection and Revision” below.

Custom Text Workshop

  Watch complete footage of the November Workshop on WSU Composition’s Custom Text project after the jump.

Continuing the Conversation on Peer Review

[note: in this blog post Ian Kennedy is a response to the program’s February 2012 workshop on “Designing Effective Revision and Peer Review Workshops.” Full video of that workshop is available here.] Something that came up in the recent workshop on peer revision and review was the issue of letting students leave for the day … Continue reading

Continuing the Conversation on Revision and Peer Review: Self-Assessment Throughout the Writing Process

Nicole Varty and I recently had the opportunity to present ideas about teaching revision and facilitating peer review, and working to prepare the teaching workshop gave me a chance to reflect on my teaching practices and to think about how I might revise my approaches to teaching based on the things I have learned. Like … Continue reading

Video of February Workshop on Revision and Peer Review

Full video of the February 2012 workshop on “Designing Effective Revision and Peer Review Workshops” is available after the jump.

Continuing the Conversation on “Multiple Intelligences in the Basic Writing Classroom”

[Note: in the post below Dr. William J. Rouster responds to the December Workshop on “Multiple Intelligences in the Basic Writing Classroom.” Video of that workshop is available on the blog in two parts, located here and here.] The discussion on multiple intelligences and what that can mean for the 1010 classroom was quite fascinating. … Continue reading

Video of January Workshop on Classroom Assessment Techniques

Full video of the January Workshop, led by Shenika Hankerson, Whitney Hardin, and Thomas Trimble, is embedded after the cut. UPDATE: Copies of the powerpoint presentation and learning outcomes group activity description from the workshop, as well as an annotated bibliography of assessment resources, are now available to download.

Teaching Workshop on Assessing Writing Outcomes: 01.11.12

The winter semester’s first teaching workshop will focus on assessing teaching outcomes throughout the semester. It will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday 1.11.12 in room 10302, with beverages and light refreshments provided. Attendance is required for GTAs. The workshop topic and design draw on feedback from participants in Orientation this August … Continue reading

Responses to the October Sequencing/Scaffolding Workshop

Several instructors have sent follow-up response to the program’s October’s workshop on Sequencing/Scaffolding assignments (see the video of the workshop here), discussing how they use strategies emphasized in that workshop in their own teaching. Below are the comments submitted by instructors Ian Kennedy, Abby Heiniger, and Katrina Newsom. Ian’s response: In our 10/3/2011 workshop on … Continue reading