Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 4

  • Pedagogy, digital landscape, culture, social change, writing to engage, first-year composition, Technology, race, social justice, social media

Edited by Dana Driscoll, Megan Heise, Mary Stewart, and Matthew Vetter

CoverWriting Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 4, is a collection of Creative Commons licensed essays for use in the first year writing classroom, all written by writing teachers for students. This volume continues the tradition of previous volumes with diverse topics such as place-based research, source credibility, technologies of trust, equitable language practices, social media, accessibility, feedback, racial literacy, research communities, privacy and digital technologies, navigating social contexts, writing workflows, transfer, grading, genre, writing for social change, and more. Teaching strategies and discussion questions follow each chapter.

Table of Contents

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1. Workin' Languages: Who We Are Matters in Our Writing, Sara P. Alvarez, Amy J. Wan, and Eunjeong Lee

2. Four Things Social Media Can Teach You about College Writing—and One Thing It Can't, Ann N. Amicucci

3. Effectively and Efficiently Reading the Credibility of Online Sources, Ellen Carillo and Alice Horning

4. Writing with Your Peers, Raquel Corona, Kami Day, and Michele Eodice

5. Technologies of Trust: Creating Networks of Goodwill for Collaboration, Lance Cummings, Rin Jackson, and Moriah Yancey

6. How to Analyze Data in a Primary Research Study, Melody Denny and Lindsay Clark

7. The Rhetorical Possibilities of Accessibility, Rachel Donegan

8. At Work in the Archives: Place-Based Research and Writing, Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Jessica Rose

9. What's That Supposed to Mean? Using Feedback on Your Writing, Jillian Grauman

10. Writing toward Racial Literacy, Mara Lee Grayson

11. Creating, Using and Sharing Information in Research Communities, Cassie Hemstrom and Kathy Anders

12. Public Writing for Social Change, Ashley J. Holmes

13. Make Your "Move": Writing in Genres, Brad Jacobson, Madelyn Pawlowski, and Christine M. Tardy

14. Understanding and Maintaining Your Privacy When Writing with Digital Technologies, Lindsey C. Kim

15. What Are We Being Graded On? Jeremy Levine

16. Beyond Language Difference in Writing: Investigating Complex and Equitable Language Practices, Cristina Sánchez-Martín

17. Read the Room! Navigating Social Contexts and Written Texts, Sarah Seeley, Kelly Xu, and Matthew Chen

18. The Importance of Transfer in Your First Year Writing Course, Kara Taczak

19. Find the Best Tools for the Job: Experimenting with Writing Workflows, Derek Van Ittersum and Tim Lockridge


About the Editors

Dana Driscoll is Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches in the Composition and Applied Linguistics graduate program. While at Purdue, she served as the Purdue OWL's Coordinator and Technical Coordinator. Her scholarly interests include composition pedagogy, writing centers, writing transfer and writerly development, research methodologies, writing across the curriculum, and assessment. Her work has appeared in journals such as Writing Program Administration, Assessing Writing, Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, Writing Center Journal, and Teaching and Learning Inquiry. Her co-authored work with Sherry Wynn Perdue won the International Writing Center Association's 2012 Outstanding Article of the Year Award. She has served on the CCCC Executive Board, CCCC Research Impact Award Committee, and on numerous editorial boards.

Megan Heise is a Ph.D. candidate in Composition and Applied Linguistics at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, where she taught first-year composition and was an Associate Editor of the school's poetics journal, Something on Paper. Her creative work has appeared in numerous online and print journals, and she has presented her scholarly work on transmodality and refugee literacies at conferences in the US and internationally. She is a member of the inaugural Coalition for Community Writing—Herstory Writing for Justice and Peace Fellowship cohort.

Mary Stewart is Associate Professor and the General Education Writing Coordinator for the Literature & Writing Studies Department at California State University, San Marcos. She earned her Ph.D. in Education from University of California-Davis, with a designated emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies. She also holds an MA in Literature and a BA in English. Her qualitative and quantitative research focuses on collaborative learning, online writing instruction, composition pedagogy, and teaching with technology. Her work has appeared in journals such as Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, The Internet and Higher Education, and Journal of Response to Writing. For more information, visit her website at https://www.mary-k-stewart.com/.

Matthew Vetter is Associate Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and affiliate faculty in the Composition and Applied Linguistics Ph.D. Program. A scholar in writing, rhetoric, and digital humanities, his research explores how technologies shape writing and writing pedagogy. Vetter's work has appeared in College English, Composition Studies, Composition Forum, Computers and Composition, Pedagogy, Rhetoric Review, and Studies in Higher Education, among other journals. His first book, Wikipedia and the Representation of Reality is forthcoming from Routledge. Vetter also serves as an Associate Editor at Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. For more information on his work, check out his digital portfolio at http://mattvetter.net/.

Publication Information: Driscoll, Dana, Megan Heise, Mary Stewart, & Matthew Vetter (Eds.). (2021). Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 4. WritingSpaces.org; Parlor Press; The WAC Clearinghouse. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/writingspaces/writingspaces4/

Publication Date: September 3, 2021

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Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing

Series Editors: Dana Driscoll, Mary Stewart, and Matthew Vetter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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