August 29: What is college writing?
Carr, Jean Ferguson. “Composition, English, and the University.” PMLA. 129.3 (2014): 435-441.
Duffy, John. “Virtuous Arguments”
Monday, September 5: Labor Day no class, attend First Year Writing Open house during free hour on September 6 or 7
September 12: What are we teaching? And why?
Berube, Michael. “Teaching to the Six.” Pedagogy 2.1 (2002): 3-15.
Bartholomae, “Inventing the University.” Journal of Basic Writing 5.1 (1986): 4-23.
Bizzell, Patricia. “Composition Studies Saves the World” College Composition and Communication 72.2 (2009): 174-187.
Bradbury, Kelly. “Into the Classroom: Pedagogical Approaches to the Rhetoric of Intellectualism and Anti-intellectualism.” Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism: Literacy, Education, and Class. Southern Illinois UP, 2016. 119-144.
Owens, Kim Hensley. “Teaching ‘the Six’—and Beyond.” Pedagogy 9.3 (2009): 388-397.
September 19: Reading like a Writer
John C. Bean, “Helping Students Read Difficult Texts.” Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. Wiley, 2011, 161-182.
Bunn, Mike. “How to Read Like a Writer” Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing. Vol. 2. Ed. Charlie Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. Fort Collins, CO and West Lafayette, IN: WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2011. 71-86.
Amy Devitt, “Teaching Critical Genre Awareness.” Genre in a Changing World. Ed. Charles Bazerman, Adair Bonini, Debora Figueiredo. Fort Collins, CO: 2009: 337-351.
Gaipa, Mark. “Breaking into the Conversation: How Students Can Acquire Authority for Their Writing.” Pedagogy 4.3 (2004), 419-437.
September 26: Designing Writing Assignments
Bean, John C. “Formal Writing Assignments” Engaging Ideas. Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. Wiley, 2011Harvey, “Elements of the Academic Essay”
Lessner, Steven and Collin Craig. “‘Finding Your Way In’: Invention as Inquiry Based Learning in First Year Writing.” Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing. Vol. 1. Ed. Charlie Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. Fort Collins, CO and West Lafayette, IN: WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2010. 126-145.
Walk, Kerry. “Creating Assignments”
Monday, October 3: no class
Thursday, October 6 (Monday schedule): Feedback and Revision
Harris, Joseph. “Revision as Critical Practice.” College English 65.6 (July 2003): 577-592.
Nancy Sommers’s Responding to Student Writers
“Commenting Strategies” on The Writing Campus (video) on https://thewritingcampus.com/2015/09/24/commenting-strategies/
John C. Bean, “Helping Writers Think Rhetorically.” Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. Wiley, 2011, 39-51.
Haswell, Richard. “The Complexities of Responding to Student Writing; Or, Looking for Shortcuts via The Road of Excess.” The Norton Book of Composition Studies. Susan Miller, Ed. New York: Norton, 2009. 1262-90. Print.
October 10: no class
October 17: Grading and Assessment
Anson, Chris. “The Jonas Incident.” The WAC Casebook. New York: Oxford UP, 2001.
Elbow, Peter. “Ranking, Evaluating and Liking: Sorting Out Three Forms of Judgment” College English 55.2 (1993).
Yancey, Kathleen Blake, Michael Bernard Donals, Margaret Daisley, Maureen Neal, Steven VanderStaay, Nick Carbone, and Brian Huot. “The Conversation Continues: A Dialogue on Grade Inflation.” The Theory and Practice of Grading Writing: Problems and Possibilities. Frances Zak and Christopher C. Weaver, Eds. Albany, NY: SUNY P, 1998. 185-92. Print.
October 24: “Diversity,” Inclusivity, and Universal Design
Horner, Bruce, Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, John Trimbur. “Language Difference in Writing: Towards a Translingual Approach.” College English. 73.1 (2011): 303-321.
Coleman, Taiyon J., Renee DeLong, Kathleen Sheerin Devore, Shannon Gibney, and Michael C. Kuhne. “The Risky Business of Engaging Racial Equity in Writing Instruction: A Tragedy in Five Acts.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College. 43.4 (2016), 347-370.
Gibson, Michelle, Martha Marinara, and Deborah Meem. “Bi, Butch, and Bar Dyke: Pedagogical Performances of Class, Gender, and Sexuality.” College Composition and Communication. 52.1 (2000), 69-95.
Wood, Tara, Jay Dolmage, Margaret Price, Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson. “Moving Beyond Disability 2.0 in Composition Studies.” Composition Studies. 42.2 (2014), 147-150.
October 31: Responding to error
Blaauw-Hara, Mark. “Why Our Students Need Instruction in Grammar, and How We Should Go About It.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 34.2 (2006): 165-78.
Corrigan, Paul T. “Error in Student Writing: A Balanced, Developmental Approach.” The Writing Campus (https://thewritingcampus.com/2015/09/10/error-in-student-writing-a-balanced-developmental-approach/)
Evans, Ann. “Beyond Grammar: Linguistics in Language and Writing Courses.” Pedagogy 11:2 (2011): 285-300.
Micciche, Laura R. “Making a Case for Rhetorical Grammar.” College Composition and Communication. 55.4 (2004), 716-737
November 7: Intellectual Property, Citations, and Teaching Research
Chien, Shih-Chieh. “Cultural Constructions of Plagiarism in Student Writing: Teachers’ Perceptions and Responses” Research in the Teaching of English. 49: 2 (2014), 120-140.
Howard, Rebecca Moore, Tricia Serviss, and Tanya K. Rodrigue. “Writing from Sources, Writing from Sentences.” Writing and Pedagogy 2.2 (2010): 177-92. Print.
Rob Jenkins, “Toward a Rational Response to Plagiarism” Chronicle of Higher Education. 14 Aug 2011.
“Plagiarism in a Digital Age” The Chronicle Council. November 2005. (http://www.ncte.org/magazine/archives/122871)
Council of Writing Program Administrators “Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices.” 2008. (http://wpacouncil.org/positions/WPAplagiarism.pdf)
Writing at Queens: Plagiarism Resources (including “The Many Ways of Saying, ‘Don’t Even Think About It’” and WPA Statement on Best Practices)
November 14: Gaming, Play and Technology
Excerpt from Gee, James. What Video Games Have to Teach us about Learning and Literacy. New York: Palgrave, 2003.
Boone Gorges, “I develop free software because of CUNY and Blackboard”
Mark Sample, “Pedagogy and the Class Blog”
November 21: Policy and Us
Addison, Joanne and Sharon James McGee. “Writing in High School/Writing in College.” College Composition and Communication 62.1 (2010): 147-79.
Council of Writing Program Administrators, National Council of Teachers of English, and National Writing Project. “Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing.” Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2011. http://wpacouncil.org/framework
– – -. “Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition.” 2008. http://wpacouncil.org/positions/outcomes.html
National Governors Association, “Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts” (http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/) (focus on pp. 41-47)
QC Goals for Student Writing (http://writingatqueens.qwriting.org/files/2010/05/GoalsforStudentWriting1.pdf)
November 28: topics and readings TBA
Drafts of response papers are due
December 5: Situating Ourselves in English departments
Crowley, Sharon. “Invention of Freshman English.” Composition in the University: Historical and Polemical Essays. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998.
Hesse, Doug. “The Place of Creative Writing in Composition Studies.” CCC. 62:1(2010), 31-52.
What is English 130? (http://eng130.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/)
What is English 170? (http://engl170w.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu)
Carr, Jean Ferguson. “Composition, English, and the University.” PMLA. 129.3 (2014): 435-441. (revisit)
December 12: Situating Ourselves in the Institution of Higher Education
“CCCC Statement on Working Conditions for Non-Tenure-Track Writing Faculty.” (http://www.ncte.org/cccc/resources/positions/working-conditions-ntt)
Horning, Alice. “Contingent Labor and the Impact on Teaching.” Literacy in Composition Studies. 4.1 (2016): 73-76.
Marshall, Eric. “Teaching Writing in a Managed Environment” from Bousquet, Marc, Tony Scott, and Leo Parascondola, eds. Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers: Writing Instruction in the Managed University. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003.
Elizabeth Wardle, “’Mutt Genres’ and the Goal of FYC: Can We Help Students Write with the Genres of the University?” College Composition and Communication 60.4 (June, 2009): 765-789.