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Week 11: November 5, 2019

November 5, 2019

Topic: WAC/WID

Read for Class:

  • Russell, D. R. (2007). Rethinking the Articulation Between Business and Technical Communication and Writing in the Disciplines: Useful Avenues for Teaching and Research. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 21(3), 248-277. Skim
  • Cox, M., Galin, J., & Melzer, D. (2016). Bilding sustainable WAC programs: A whole systems approach. WAC Journal, 29, 64-87. Skim
  • WID: https://wac.colostate.edu/resources/wac/intro/wid/ Look around here at a few things. Don’t spend a lot of time on it.
  • The Translingual Challenge: Boundary Work in Rhetoric & Composition, Second Language Writing, and WAC/WID Jonathan Hall, York College, The City University of New York Skim the intro

Do for class:

  • bring in an article from your area/field that intersects with one of our course themes/ideas. Be prepared to share it with the class. This could be any article that is directly related to who you feel you are as a teacher/scholar and what it says about your area. Part of the rhetorical knowledge in action is for you to show us how and why this article speaks to you as a teacher/scholar in your area.

In class:

  • guest: Kristen Gay
  • discuss the readings
    • how to the ideas of WAC, WID, and writing centers  relate to our ongoing emphasis on who you are as a teacher/scholar?
    • consider how these areas intersect, complement, or contradict what you know of PTC

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