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======ENGL 6930: Composition Theory======
Fall 2015 • Monday 4:00 - 6:40

=== 24 Aug ===
- CompTheoryStatementFall2015
- Opening discussion
- Exchange email addresses.
- Sources, critiques, &c. See MorgansNotes22Aug2011
- [[ Teaching Abstract and Critique Writing]], pdf. Harris

=== for 31 Aug ===
The Givens in Our Profession, part 1
- Murray, Donald. "Teach Writing As a Process Not Product."
- Emig, Janet. "Writing as a Mode of Learning."
- Perl, Sondra. "The Composing Processes of Unskilled College Writers."
- Sommers, Nancy, and Richard L Graves. "Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers."
- No outside reading required for this week.
- MorgansNotes29Aug2011 - being update through 31 Aug
- Presenters
- Dale and Joel

=== 7 Sep: Labor Day: No class meeting ===

=== 14 Sep ===
What was new becomes given - and a backlash in post-process thinking
- Ong, Walter. "The Writer's Audience Is Always a Fiction."
- Ede, Lisa, and Andrea Lunsford. "Audience Addressed/Audience Invoked: The Role of Audience in Composition Theory and Pedagogy."
- Kastman Breuch, Lee-Ann M. "Post-Process "Pedagogy": A Philosophical Exercise."
- A critical summery (300 - 500 words) of one outside related reading. Summarized. Related readings and background reading on antifoundationalism on MorgansCompTheoryNotes12Sept.
- Some unasked for advice on writing critical summaries: MorgansNotesOnAbstractCritiques
- MorgansCompTheoryNotes12Sept
- IdealReadersAndActualReaders
- Presenters
- Casey and Michelle

=== 21 Sep ===
Part 2: Talking in Terms of Discourse

- Kinneavy, "The Basic Aims of Discourse."
- D'Angelo, "An Ontological Basis for a Modern Theory of the Composing Process."
- Britton, "Spectator Role and the Beginning of Writing."
- Rodgers, "A Discourse-Centered Rhetoric of the Paragraph."
- MorgansCompTheoryNotes19Sept2011, with related readings
- Presenters
- Beth and Dean

=== 28 Sep ===
From last week: Stadia as a measure in discourse. A paragraph can be seen as a unit of measure which is further divided into sentences. An indent, marginal mark, or blank line marks the stadia as distinct from one another. Cf bloc, as a collection of paragraphs.

- Braddock, "The Frequency and Placement of Topic Sentences in Expository Prose."
- Hartwell, "Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Grammar."
- Berlin, "Contemporary Composition: The Major Pedagogical Theories."
- MorgansCompTheoryNotes26Sept2011
- Presenters
- Joel and Casey. Michelle on deck.

=== 5 Oct Reflection ===
No assigned readings for this week, although you might want to re-read or read more widely.

Develop 750 words or so in which you consider what we have done in this course so far: what you're dealing with, thinking about, reading further on, &c. Refer to readings we have done, conversations we have had, outside readings, perhaps experiences in your first-year class to help you articulate the issues you're encountering in composition theory. One caveat: Stay with the work and consideration in relation to first-year writing. And a second caveat: Stay dominantly with comp theory.

Email your consideration to everyone in class by Sunday evening, 4 Oct, so we can all review and consider responses for our class meeting on 5 Oct.

- MorgansCompTheoryNotes3Oct2011

===++ 12 Oct++ 19 Oct: Developmental Schemes ===
- Flower and Hayes, "A Cognitive Process Theory of Writing."
- Lunsford, "Cognitive Development and the Basic Writer."
- Shaughnessy, "Diving In: An Introduction to Basic Writing."
- Bizzell, "William Perry and Liberal Education."
- MorgansCompTheoryNotes10Oct2011
- Presenters: Michelle, Beth

=== 26 Oct ===
- Berthoff, "Is Teaching Still Possible?"
- Bissell, "Cognition, Convention, and Certainty."
Skip Section Four
- Bartholomae, "Inventing the University."
- MorgansCompTheoryNotes26Oct2015
- Presenters: Dean, Joel

=== 2 Nov ===
- Bruffee, "Collaborative Learning and 'The Conversation of Mankind.'"
- Trimbur, "Consensus and Difference in Collaborative Learning."
- Bizzell, "'Contact Zones' and English Studies"
- MorgansCompTheoryNotes24Oct2011
- Presenters: Beth? Casey

=== 9 Nov ===
Multimodal composition
- Lauer, "Contending with Terms."
- Yancy, "Made Not Only in Words."
- Rice, "Imagery."
- Dean and Joel

=== 16 Nov ===
Meeting cancelled. For 30 Nov, some readings on and practice in MultiModalComposition

**Deadline** for Multimodal Composition: Sun, 22 Nov. Email a link to the work to all of us in class.

- [[ | Multimodal Composition on Medium]]
- [[ | Multimodal Composition on Inklewriter]]
- [[ | Multimodal Composition on Prezi]]
- Have your work complete by Sun, 22 Nov: Before T'giving Break.
- Email a link to the work to all of us in class.

On Nov 30, walk us through your design, your choices, your reading.

=== Nov 30 ===
- Walk us through your design, your choices, your reading.
- Beth:
- Michelle:​
- Joel:​
- Dean:
- Casey:

=== Dec 7 ===
The final: CompRhetFinal2015

- The final will be a take home essay: a comprehensive essay synthesizing matters surrounding a selected issue in comp theory.


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