Week 14: April 28


  • Reading posts for April 21. Due: 12:00 PM. Please post to the appropriate Slack channel.
    • One post should be framed as a question and one post should be framed as a comment.
  • Texts and Networks Project peer-review draft. Upload to Blackboard by 10:00 PM.


  • Topic: Writing: Composition Studies
  • Texts to discuss
    • Horner, Bruce, and Min-Zan Lu. “Working Rhetoric and Composition.” College English 72.5 (2010): 470-494. (PDF available in Blackboard)
    • Downs, Douglas, and Elizabeth Wardle. “Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions:(Re)Envisioning ‘First-Year Composition’ as “Introduction to Writing Studies’.” CCC 58.4 (2007): 552-584. (PDF available in Blackboard)
    • Hillocks, George, Jr. “What Works in Teaching Composition: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Treatment Studies.” American Journal of Education 93.1 (1984): 133-170. (Skim, paying particular attention to Summary and Discussion section (pp. 159-164). PDF available in Blackboard)

Homework, to do for May 3

Homework, to read for May 3