Seminar, Tuesday, 6/06/2017


Questions From Monday

How do I negotiate between teaching

  • Expository and experimental modes of writing?
  • Practice of writing and theme or content?
  • Institutional goals and pedagogical goals?

How much direction or background should I offer about

  • The moves or forms of academic writing?
  • The subject I am asking students to write about?

How do I move students beyond

  • Summary, and towards analysis?
  • The traditional 10-page research paper?

Course Overviews

Trade overviews with a colleague. Try to read the document from the point of view of a first-year student on the first day of class.. What else might the teacher tell you about:

  • What are you going to do as a writer?
  • Why are you going to do it? How will this work be interesting or useful?
  • What will the pace and workload of the semester be like?

Composing Writing Projects

Working With Multilingual Writers

Michelle Baptiste, College Writing Programs, UC Berkeley

Writing for Tomorrow

Draft one of the main writing projects for your course. Bring five copies of it and your course overview to seminar tomorrow.



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