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December 2007

November 2007

July 2007

May 2007

April 2007

  • Basic Writing @ CompFAQs, gathering a wide range of Basic Writing Resources: readings, syllabi, assignments, activities, online resources

March 2007

January 2007

  • Collaborative Practices: What are the benefits and challenges of collaboration in Basic Writing courses? (An extensive module created by graduate students in Karen Uehling’s graduate seminar, Fall 2006)
  • Course Credit: How are Basic Writing courses counted for college credit? (An extensive module created by graduate students in Karen Uehling’s graduate seminar, Fall 2006)
  • Theme-Based Courses: Why should we and how can we employ theme-based coursework in a Basic Writing classroom? (An extensive module created by students in Karen Uehling’s graduate seminar, Fall 2006)

Ongoing

If you wish to share materials for this archive, please send documents as email attachments to Glenn (gblalock@grandecom.net) or send the URL (web address) for materials on your program’s website.
If you are interested in helping to “tag” (cross-index) these materials, please contact Glenn (glenn_blalock@baylor.edu).

November 2006

October

September

  • WPA Support?: Collecting information: How are WPAs compensated? / supported?

August

July

July: Continuous Practice and Prompt Responses: Valerie Balester compiled responses to her query about how to respond to a biology colleague, who asked her about the relationships between students’ continuous practice and teachers’ responses to that writing.

July: Knowledge Transfer, a beginning: In the first of what will be several additions to CompFAQs, I’ve compiled discussions from WPA-L about knowledge transfer and FY Composition. These first compilations include two contributions from Jerry Nelms (September 2003 and March 2005) and an extended conversation among several colleagues in November 2005.

June: Time Management: Part of a discussion on WPA-L, with handouts available for download and links to online resources.

June: Program Documents Archive: We’ve added materials from Morehead State University. See the link to schools to begin exploring these resources.

If you wish to share materials for this archive, please send documents as email attachments to Glenn (gblalock@grandecom.net) or send the URL (web address) for materials on your program’s website.

If you are interested in helping to “tag” (cross-index) these materials, please contact Glenn (gblalock@grandecom.net).

June: Using Computers in Composition Classrooms: What readings would be in A Critical Sourcebook for Computers in Composition Classrooms? Michelle Sidler (and co-editors) share the table of contents and the list of suggested readings from their forthcoming (Spring 2007) edited collection:

Sidler, Michelle, Richard Morris, and Elizabeth Overman Smith. Computers in the Composition Classroom: A Critical Sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martinís.

Documents are available for downloading (MSWord or PDF), or they can be viewed online as JPG files.

Thanks for Michelle, her co-editors, and to Bedford/St.Martinís for their permission.

June: Program Documents Archive: I’ve added materials from Arizona State, Stanford, U of California-Santa Barbara, The College of New Jersey, and Morehead State University. See the link to schools to begin exploring these resources.

If you wish to share materials for this archive, please send documents as email attachments to Glenn (gblalock@grandecom.net) or send the URL (web address) for materials on your programís website.

If you are interested in helping to ďtagĒ (cross-index) these materials, please contact Glenn (gblalock@grandecom.net).

June: Teaching Basic Writing: In April 2006, Lori Rios sent a query to CBW-L and to WPA-L asking colleagues to suggest a text (or texts) that they use or would use for a graduate course on Teaching Basic Writing. Lori agreed to share her compiled list via CompFAQs. In addition to the list Lori assembled, you can add to the list and add comments about texts already on the list.

June: Basic Writing Syllabi: In April 2006, Shannon Carter sent a query to CBW-L and to WPA-L asking colleagues to share syllabi they use for their basic writing courses. Shannon agreed to share those materials via CompFAQs. In addition to seeing the materials Shannon collected, CompFAQs invites teachers to continue to submit syllabi for Basic Writing Courses, and to provide context / explanation for the syllabus.

May: After Plagiarism: On May 26, Jerry Nelms sent the following as a response to a question posted on WPA-L about “After Plagiarsim”: What do schools do with / for students who (may) have plagiarized.

April: Linda Adler-Kassner and students in her graduate course called “Teaching Basic Writing at the College Level” have produced an extensive FAQ module focusing on “Best Practices.” With this impressive work, they provide professionals with important resources, and their work serves as an invitation for others to contribute to this ongoing process.

April: Margaret Marshall and Deborah Minter are beginning a large project that will create an archive of Writing Program Documents from colleges and universities across the country. See the current (prototype) archive and consider contributing documents.

April: Laurie McMillan shares her compilation of suggested readings for a course she’ll teach called “Feminist Writing & Rhetoric.” The suggestions come from WPA-L subscribers. You can see the list of readings, and you can add new entries to the list. As you review the list of readings you’ll also see instructions for adding to or revising existing entries. (Linked also through “Reading Lists.)

April: Darsie Bowden’s compilation of schools that offer renewable contracts has been converted into a pages that allow institutions to submit and/or revise information. (Links also listed under “WPA-Related” category.)

February: Susan Popham compiled a list of resources for teaching Numeracy. Thanks to the folks on the ATTW-L listserve who contributed.

January: Linda Adler Kassner has contributed an excellent response to the question, “What are alternatives to mode-based assignment sequences in FY comp?”. Her FAQ response includes an initial list of links to programs using non-modes based sequences and a useful list of works cited / additional biography.

December: See Reading Lists for links to various lists of readings suitable for use in Comp Theory and / or Comp Pedagogy courses.

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