Friday, October 15, 2010

Topic: Definition of a General Writing Program at the College Level

10-second review: Generic description of a general writing program at the college level

Title: “Making the Case of Disciplinarity in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies: The Visibility Project.” LW Phelps and JM Ackerman. College Composition and Communication (September 2010), 180-215.

Writing, General
“A program that focuses on writing for applied and liberal arts purposes. Includes instruction in writing and document design in multiple genres, modes, and media; writing technologies; research, evaluation, and use of information; editing and publishing; theories and processes of composing; rhetorical theories, traditions, and analysis; communication across audiences, contexts, and cultures; and practical applications for professional, technical, organizational, academic and public settings.” P. 209.

Comment: Of course a “program” is not a course. It’s several courses, at least. RayS.

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