Writing Majors

Writing Majors

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The writing major is among the most exciting scenes in the evolving American university. Writing Majors is a collection of firsthand descriptions of the origins, growth, and transformations of eighteen different programs. The chapters provide useful administrative insight, benchmark information, and even inspiration for new curricular configurations from a range of institutions. A practical sourcebook for those who are building, revising, or administering their own writing majors, this volume also serves as a historical archive of a particular instance of growth and transformation in American higher education. Revealing bureaucratic, practical, and institutional matters as well as academic ideals and ideologies, each profile includes sections providing a detailed program review and rationale, an implementation narrative, and reflection and prospection about the program. Documenting eighteen stories of writing major programs in various stages of formation, preservation, and reform and exposing the contingencies of their local and material constitution, Writing Majors speaks as much to the a€œhow toa€ of building writing major programs as to the larger a€œwhat, a€ a€œwhy, a€ and a€œhowa€ of institutional growth and change.Even professional writing majors who have no plans to pursue a career in teaching come to understand in this course that they ... and Tutoring of Writing as especially helpful, and earning a good grade in this course can lead to a paid writing tutor ... on a particular themea€”recent topics have included the future of literacy and the life of a writera€”and a major paper and ... However, the course also requires substantial pre-professional work in portfolio development, job or graduate schoolanbsp;...

Title:Writing Majors
Author:Greg Giberson, Jim Nugent, Lori Ostergaard
Publisher:University Press of Colorado - 2015-02-01


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