Teaching Composition

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Posting Month
Title of Module
Contributor & Affiliation
February, 2000 Collaboration in the Online Classroom: Why and How Donna Reiss, Tidewater Community College (Virginia) 
April 2000 Preventing Plagiarism: A Pedagogical Approach Gail Hapke
May 2000 E-Mail, Participatory Learning, and Survival William Condon
June 2000 Fostering Effective Classroom Discussions Jennifer Barton, Paul Heilker, and David Rutkowski
July 2000 Are You and Your Students Ready for Distance Education? Dawn Rodrigues
August 2000 Getting a Mentoring Program Started Jeanne Eckdahl
September 2000 Teaching Oral Presentation Skills in First-Year Writing Courses Jennifer Barton, Paul Heilker, and David Rutkowski
November 2000 A Three-Part Module on Argument and Persuasion William Pierce, Prince George's Community College
February 2001 Responding to Student Writing Richard Straub
March 2001 Writing Poetry In First-Year Composition Courses Art Young
N/A My Experience as a Protégé Pam Shen, Stephanie Marcussi, Lisa Duran
N/A My Experience as a Mentor Theresa Bonham, Maureen Newey
N/A Why Have a Mentoring Program? Deb Rard
N/A Reforming Our Concepts of Grammar, Style, and Standard English Valerie Balester
November 2001 Counterproductive Effect in the Writing Process Keith Hjortshoy
December 2001 Writing Labs: On Campus and Online Muriel Harris
January 2002 A Return to the Rhetoric of the Sentence Jeanne Gunner
N/A Related Resources Writing Labs: On Campus and Online Muriel Harris
February 2002 Technology,Assessment,and Power:Making Teaching Visible, and the Dangers of Living in a Glass House Rebecca Rickly
April 2002 Connecting Reading and Writing: Inkshedding-to-Learn Betsy Sargent
September 2002 Language Use and Grammar Dennis Baron, University of Illinois
November, 2002 Gathering Storm: The Thoughts of Students Who Have Passed Through State-Mandated Testing Richard Haswell
December, 2002 Independent Writing Programs

Barry Maid, Arizona State University

February, 2003 Incorporating Oral Communication into the Writing Class Deanna Dannels, North Carolina State University
March, 2003 What Should First-Year Composition Students Learn about Writing across the Curriculum? Chris Thaiss , George Mason University
April, 2003 What Happens When Teaching Writing Online? J. Paul Johnson, Winona State University
May, 2003 What’s Faculty Development got to do with it?
Writing Assessment and Faculty Development Connections
Carol Rutz, Carleton College
September, 2003 Activity Theory and Composition David R. Russell, Iowa State University
October, 2003 Service-Learning in First-Year Writing Courses

Nora Bacon, University of Nebraska at Omaha

November, 2003 The Search for a Cure: Understanding the "Plagiarism Epidemic" Rebecca Moore Howard, Syracuse University
December, 2003 Rethinking Research Writing: Research as a Public Activity

Linda Adler-Kassner, Eastern Michigan University

January, 2004 Making Our Assessments of Writing More Authentic,
Educative, and Rhetorical

Bob Broad Illinois State University

February, 2004 The Principled Portfolio:
Growth and Achievement in Student Learning Across the Curriculum (I)
Sharon Hamilton, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
March, 2004 The Principled Portfolio: Growth and Achievement in
Student Learning Across the Curriculum (II)
Sharon Hamilton, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
April, 2004 Why Placement? Dan Royer and Roger Gilles
September, 2004 Becoming Teachers, Administrators, Professionals: Issues of Concern to Future Faculty Jonikka Charlton, , Purdue University
October, 2004 Teaching Middle-class Argument in Firstyear Writing

Irvin Peckham, Louisiana State University

November, 2004 Partners in Teaching Excellence: A Model for Transformative Mentoring Cynthia Martin, Community College of Denver
December 2004 Our Love-Hate Relationship with Academic Discourse Matt Parfitt, Boston University
February 2005 Re-imagining Students' Writerly Authority

Amy Robillard, Illinois State University

March, 2005 Teaching Research as the Driving Force for Writing Pavel Zemliansky, James Madison University
April, 2005 Assessing the Electronic Assessment Machines Patricia Freitag Ericsson, Washington State University
May, 2005 Blog Play in the Composition Class Karl Fornes and Lynne Rhodes, USC Aiken
September, 2005 Communicating with Publics Linda Adler-Kassner, Eastern Michigan University
October, 2005 The Challenges of Integrating and Balancing Speaking and Writing in First-Year Rhetoric Classes Mary Trachsel & Carol Severino, University of Iowa Rhetoric Department
November, 2005 Assessment in Cyberspace Les Perelman, MIT
December, 2005 Another WWW: Writing With Wikis Tim Gustafson, University of Minnesota
February, 2006 Ethnographic Inquiry as Writing Pedagogy Suzanne Blum Malley and Amy Hawkins Columbia College, Chicago
March, 2006 Religious Faith in Composition Courses Elizabeth Vander Lei, Calvin College
April, 2006 Teaching “Source Use”: What Does It Mean? Cynthia Haller York College, The City University of New York
May, 2006 Developing Faculties in Community Amy KM Hawkins Columbia College, Chicago


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