Making writing matter : composition in the engaged university /

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Author / Creator:Feldman, Ann Merle.
Imprint:Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2008.
Description:1 online resource (x, 226 pages) : illustrations
Subject:English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Report writing -- Study and teaching (Higher)
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Report writing -- Study and teaching (Higher)
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-217) and index.
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Summary:Annotation In Making Writing Matter, Ann M. Feldman explores how changing scholarship at engaged metropolitan universities offers an opportunity to redesign first-year writing classes in ways that make students better writers. An engaged university commits to a relationship with its surrounding metropolitan area, with faculty members undertaking collaborative research with community partners. The more vibrant, participatory role of an engaged university allows students to link their academic studies to important public issues and gain real-world writing experience, such as writing press releases and letters to organizations. This newly focused and contextualized research and scholarship at engaged universities shows students how discourse and writing matter in new ways. Book jacket.
Other form:Print version: Feldman, Ann Merle. Making writing matter. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2008 9780791473818 0791473813
Table of Contents:
  • Making Writing Matter ; Contents ; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Making Writing Matter; What Is Engaged Scholarship?; Making Writing Matter for First-Year Students; Writing for Civic Engagement; How I Came to Write This Book; The Organization of This Book; Part One. The Place of Writing in the University; 1. Engaged Scholarship at the University; Changing the Kind of Thing We Do Around Here; Important Work, But Not University Partnership; How Discourse Drives Engagement; The New Learner Writes; Educating Citizens to Write; When Students "Walk" the City; 2. Writing as Participation.
  • The Purloined PetitionInstitution, Genre, and Social Action; This Container Isn't Big Enough; Writing About What Others Have Written; Writing for Participation; Revision or Social Action?; Writing in a Community of Practice; 3. Telling Tales Out of School; When Is a Diary Not a Diary?; Down the Elevator; Both Ends Against the Middle; The University in Ruins; What's a Writing Program For?; The Mountain Makes Its Own Weather; Learning to Spell Rescission; The Grammar Sessions; Getting What You Wish For; Reflecting on Experience?; Part Two. Designing Instruction to Make Writing Matter.
  • 4. Rethinking Reflection in Community-Based WritingA New Space for Teaching and Learning; Tales of Becoming a Writer; Performing in Writing; The Memoir and Its Truth or Consequences; On Not Assigning Literacy Narratives; Against Reflection; Recruiting Students for CCLCP; Developing Community-Based Partnerships; Designing a First-Year Curriculum for CCLCP; Recapping the Argument; 5. Assessing Writing and Learning in Community-Based Courses; Entering a New Situation; Situated Writing and Learning; Complicating Assessment; Developing an Assessment Matrix; Conducting Assessment.
  • 6. Teaching the TeachersWriting About Essays; The Syllabus as Genre; Against First-Year Writing; The Paradox of Transferability; Designing Situated Writing Projects; A Manifesto for First-Year Writing; Notes; Works Cited; Index ; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.