Writing Pathways to Student Success

Edited by Lillian Craton, Renée Love, and Sean Barnette
Copy edited by Brandy Bippes. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverTeachers of first-year composition courses do essential work. Teaching argumentation and conventions of university-level writing; demystifying citation and punctuation; promoting reading comprehension and analysis. Yet such skills, as important as they are, do not reflect the full scope of our discipline. Some of the best learning in composition coursework relates to students' growth as successful individuals able to live and write in a complex world. Composition instructors demand civil discourse and respect for diversity. They coach students in time management and the creative process. They build up confidence, break down learning obstacles, and promote self-examination. The essays found in Writing Pathways for Student Success, written by and for instructors of college writing, examine life lessons that both students and instructors learn from first-year composition courses.

Table of Contents

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Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction Beyond Peanut Butter and Jelly, Sean Barnette

Section 1: Why We Write

Chapter 2. A Confusion of Messages: The Critical Role of Rhetoric in the Information Age, Sarah Hardison O'Connor

Chapter 3. Introductory Writing as the Gateway to Stronger Communities, College and Career Success, Karen Bishop Morris

Chapter 4. The Value of Violence in Student Writing, Lori D. Brown

Chapter 5. Embracing Diversity in Composition Courses, Rachel McCoppin

Chapter 6. Influence of the College Composition Classroom on Students' Values and Beliefs, Ruth A. Gold-fine and Deborah Mixson-Brookshire

Section 2: How We Write

Chapter 7. Introduction, Renée Love

Chapter 8. Holistic Learning for Real-Life Writers: A Call for Affective Pedagogy in First Year Composition, Rachel Anya Kaufman

Chapter 9. Acting the Author, Pamela Henney

Chapter 10.Free to Dance: A Somatic Approach to Teaching Writing, Casie Fedukovich

Chapter 11. "Who Decides My Grade?" Reflections on Team Teaching and Peer Mentoring in First-Year Composition, Christopher Garland

Section 3: What We Write

Chapter 12. Introduction, Lillian E. Craton

Chapter 13. Primary Research in the Undergraduate Writing Classroom, Lynée Lewis Gaillet

Chapter 14. Composing Communities: Blogs as Learning Communities in the First-Year Composition Class-room, Kathryn Crowther

Chapter 15. Promoting Academic Skills through Writing: "The Survey of Academic Skills Essay" Assignment, Lisa Whalen

Chapter 16. My Composition or Yours? What We Teach in First Year Composition, Abigail G. Scheg

Chapter 17. Confronting the Uncomfortable: Food and First-Year Composition, Matthew Paproth

Contributors

About the Editors

Lillian Craton is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Honors College at Lander University a regional, public university in Greenwood, South Carolina. While her primary research area is British literature, particularly Victorian studies, she teaches composition every semester and is deeply passionate about the work of mentoring student writers.

Renée Love is Dean for Arts & Humanities at Lander University. She is also Associate Professor of English and a columnist; her scholarship often includes topics related to student success, civic rhetoric, faculty development, and human potential.

Sean Barnette is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Lander University, where he teaches first-year writing, linguistics, and rhetoric. He also serves as the internship coordinator for English majors and as a teacher and advisor within Lander's Honors College.

Publication Information: Craton, Lillian, Renée Love, and Sean Barnette. (2017). Writing Pathways to Student Success. Practice & Pedagogy. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado. Available at https://wac.colostate.edu/books/practice/pathways/

Digital Publication Date: March 25, 2017.
Print Publication Date: April 9, 2018.

Contact Information:
Lillian Craton: lcraton@lander.edu
Renée Love: crlove@lander.edu
Sean Barnette: sbarnette@lander.edu

Practice & Pedagogy

Series Editor: Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University

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