Category Archives: Teaching Writing

Day 14: Sharing Our New Writing Styles, New Borders

You’re turning in your final draft of your newly-revised border essay by uploading to this Crocodoc link. And now the fun part, we get to share what we did, what we’re proud of, what we struggled with, and how we … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Composition, Teaching Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 13: Journals Due + Peer Conferencing

Today is pretty simple: presentations, journal turn-in time, and peer conferencing. For your final journal entry, write out a thoughtful response to this question: What’s the one thing you learned in this class that you will take with you in … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Composition, Teaching Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 12: TRL! and Writing Lab Time

No, we’re not watching TRL in class today, it’s The Teaching Requests Live! with Ms. Hoermann Show. Contain your excitement. Or for you young things who still send me confused looks about what the original TRL Show is–or was on MTV–here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Composition, Teaching Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Good Writing” Policy: An Exploration of What It Means to “Get” Writing

If you’re interested in writing, this is a great read: “Good Writing” Policy: An Exploration of What It Means to “Get” Writing. via “Good Writing” Policy: An Exploration of What It Means to “Get” Writing.

Posted in Composition, Teaching Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Revising Borders

Now in our final week, we’re revising the academic essays we wrote last week and repurposing them to fit with a different, international style of expression, such as the African Nommo or the Chinese eight-legged essay. I want to give … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Composition, Teaching Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

End of Week II: Revising Our Writing Borders

Today we begin revising our writing borders. We’re familiar with the American-Academic English approach to writing, but based on today’s reading, Lisle and Mano pages 16-18, how do intercultural approaches differ? Let’s brainstorm. Look back to the Lisle and Mano … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Composition, Teaching Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 9: Finding More Border Talk, More Ways to Write

Once more, to submit your final papers, please click on this link and upload your Word document (similar to last time). After today’s presentation, we’ll start by continuing our conversations on writing-communication borders. First, we’ll discuss a quick read from The Chronicle titled “A Way … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Composition, Teaching Writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments