George L. Dillon
Reviews the research, core debates, and politics that have shaped the practice, teaching and study of writing. Introduces theoretical and methodological approaches that inform the teaching and learning of writing.
For SPRING 2006: Different approaches to the teaching of writing; kinds and purposes of LA writing including multigenre writing; impact of new testing and standards; ways of teaching the forms of language.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion of readings.
Keep up with readings and response papers.
Class assignments and grading
There will be a group investigation project, a two-page Response paper each week to one of the readings for the week, a midterm, and a final (individual) report of an empirical investigation. Each of these will be worth 20% of your course grade, the final 20% being for class participation (includes presentation of group report).