Seminar, Wednesday, 6/07/2017

Academic Writing: Function and Form

Working with Student Writing

  • Conference
  • Pairs
  • Studio
  • Workshop
  • Seminar


Workshop Guidelines

Workshop: Course Overviews and Writing Projects

Readers: In addition to the two standard workshop questions (what works best? what should the writer work on next?), please consider the following:

  • How would you describe the voice of the author/teacher in this text? How would you describe the stance the author (teacher) takes towards readers/students?
  • What terms of value appear in the text? What is said or suggested about how this writing will be evaluated?

Digital Pedagogy

Ryan Sloan, College Writing Programs,  UC Berkeley, “Rigorous Play

For Tomorrow

  1. Choose a WordPress template for your course website. Use Pages to create the sections of your syllabus. Use Widgets to post course info, contact, search bar, tag cloud, Creative Commons license, etc.
  2. Rough out a weekly schedule for your R&C course, marking deadlines for drafts, and revisions, and classes you will devote largely to writing. Bring two paper copies with you to seminar tomorrow.


  • Studio: Set up your WordPress site. Rough out the weekly schedule for your R&C course.
  • Conversation: Michael Cohen, Associate Teaching Professor, African American Studies, “Digital Writing in The Secret History of America