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When Process Becomes Processing: Managing Instructor Response To Student Disclosure Of Trauma In The Composition Classroom, Kelci Barton May 2019

When Process Becomes Processing: Managing Instructor Response To Student Disclosure Of Trauma In The Composition Classroom, Kelci Barton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In first-year composition courses, there are three aspects of teaching that are researched well so far: disclosure of trauma in student writing, instructor feedback, and emotional labor. The disclosure of trauma is almost completely unavoidable in first-year composition. We encounter an issue with instructor feedback; how do we provide feedback to student writing, like grammar and mechanics, when the student has disclosed trauma in the writing? Additionally, we can build off this with emotional labor, which already occurs consistently in teaching but is heightened in this instance. When providing feedback to a student who has disclosed trauma, this can be ...


Spring 2017 New Writing Series, The University Of Maine College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences Apr 2017

Spring 2017 New Writing Series, The University Of Maine College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Please see Program description


Reframing Readiness: Through The Cracked Looking Glass: The Framework For Success In Postsecondary Writing As Assessment Model, David Hyman Mar 2017

Reframing Readiness: Through The Cracked Looking Glass: The Framework For Success In Postsecondary Writing As Assessment Model, David Hyman

Publications and Research

The Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing (Council of Writing Program Administrators, National Council of Teachers of English, and National Writing Project) describes experiences and habits of mind that will equip students for success in college writing. This column highlights examples of the values espoused by the Framework and aims to increase understanding of this statement, advocating for its rich conception of writing.


Indistinct Boundaries And Intersections: The Role Of Threshold Concepts And Disposition In Students With Early College Credit, Kathy Sanders Rose Jan 2017

Indistinct Boundaries And Intersections: The Role Of Threshold Concepts And Disposition In Students With Early College Credit, Kathy Sanders Rose

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study investigates knowledge transfer in college students

whose high school Advanced Placement (AP) or dual credit (DC) English courses

enabled them to opt out of the first level of composition at Iowa State University

(ISU). Although early college credit (ECC) students’ university writing

performances have been studied, writing transfer has not been adequately

studied in this population before. The influence of these students’ lived

experiences require more consideration from scholars because of the growing

number of students who enter advanced university classes by virtue of credits

earned in high school.

Thirteen students from a variety of backgrounds, majors ...


Thematic Bibliography To New Work On Immigration And Identity In Contemporary France, Québec, And Ireland, Dervila Cooke Dec 2016

Thematic Bibliography To New Work On Immigration And Identity In Contemporary France, Québec, And Ireland, Dervila Cooke

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


Introduction To New Work On Immigration And Identity In Contemporary France, Québec, And Ireland, Dervila Cooke Dec 2016

Introduction To New Work On Immigration And Identity In Contemporary France, Québec, And Ireland, Dervila Cooke

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided for the introduction.


Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing In The Classroom, Melissa Tombro Jan 2016

Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing In The Classroom, Melissa Tombro

Open SUNY Textbooks

Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. This book draws not only on critical qualitative inquiry methods such as interview and observation, but also on theories and sensibilities from creative writing and performance studies, which encourage self-reflection and narrative composition. Concepts from qualitative inquiry studies, which examine everyday life, are combined with approaches to the creation of character and scene to help writers develop engaging narratives that examine chosen subcultures and the author’s position in relation ...


The New Writing Series, Fall 2015, University Of Maine Honors College Oct 2015

The New Writing Series, Fall 2015, University Of Maine Honors College

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The New Writing Series brings innovative and adventurous contemporary writing to the University of Maine's flagship campus in Orono on selected thursdays at 4:30 pm.


The New Writing Series, Spring 2016, The University Of Maine Honors College Oct 2015

The New Writing Series, Spring 2016, The University Of Maine Honors College

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

In its thirty-fourth consecutive semester of programming, the New Writing Series will host six readings featuring four poets (John Keene, Prageeta Sharma, Divya Victor, and John Yau) and two fiction writers (Emily Fridlund and Joanna Walsh).

These writers are all highly active across the full spectrum of literary activity. They are editors, publishers, and anthologists; translators and tale-tellers; art-makers and trail-blazing scholars.

The New Writing Series brings innovative and adventurous contemporary writing to the University of Maine's flagship campus in Orono on selected Thursdays at 4:30pm.


Learning To Retell Stories Through Comparative Teaching: Writing And Drawing, Rachel L. Lindle Jan 2014

Learning To Retell Stories Through Comparative Teaching: Writing And Drawing, Rachel L. Lindle

Theses and Dissertations--Art & Visual Studies

Students who are emergent readers and writers are often difficult to assess, as they are unable to communicate understanding in writing. From my observations, these students communicate ideas best through concrete forms of expression, rather than the abstract formation of letters and writing that is unfamiliar to them. Drawing provides an alternate form of expression from writing. Based on information found in literature review and personal experiences from working with students who are emergent readers and writers, pictures and drawings are a bridge to communicate ideas with these students. This form of expression and communication may be a useful assessment ...


Writing Awareness, Gwen Gorzelsky Jun 2013

Writing Awareness, Gwen Gorzelsky

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

The author argues that, by practicing embodied, metaphoric ethnography, educators can revise their roles in classroom social systems and so pursue the goals of critical pedagogy.


Professional Writing In The English Classroom: Let's Get Real: Using Usability To Connect Writers, Readers, And Texts, Jonathan Bush, Leah A. Zuidema Nov 2012

Professional Writing In The English Classroom: Let's Get Real: Using Usability To Connect Writers, Readers, And Texts, Jonathan Bush, Leah A. Zuidema

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

The article discusses the application of the concept of usability and user-centered design in the interaction between the writers and the readers in the English classroom. It is inferred that the interaction with readers is essential during the process of writing. The elements of effective lessons on usability and user-centered design are highlighted.


Grammar Workshop: Systematic Language Study In Reading And Writing Contexts, Leah A. Zuidema May 2012

Grammar Workshop: Systematic Language Study In Reading And Writing Contexts, Leah A. Zuidema

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

Responding to claims that grammar instruction has become too limited, Zuidema describes field notebooks, mentor text, show-and-tell essays, and other strategies for engaging students in systematic language analysis.


Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Of Blockheads And Elitists, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Of Blockheads And Elitists, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Sheerilyn Kenyon Jan 2012

The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Sheerilyn Kenyon

Hal Blythe

Call your characters by their right names. This book will help you. Now you won't have to use baby name books or your teelphone directory for ideas for character names. More than 20,000 character names are included right here, along with valuable instruction for selecting names, and how those names will affect your story.


Writing At Transitions: Using In-Class Writing As A Learning Tool, Nate Mickelson Jan 2012

Writing At Transitions: Using In-Class Writing As A Learning Tool, Nate Mickelson

Publications and Research

Drawing on the fundamentals of Writing to Learn pedagogy, this article describes how teachers across the disciplines can use in-class writing as a learning tool. Because in-class writing activities foreground the power of writing as a means for processing and integrating information, using writing prompts during times of transition common to every class—at the beginning or end of class, when moving from topic to topic or activity to activity, or at the conclusion of a particularly rich discussion—can serve to focus and extend student engagement. Offering practical advice and examples from his own teaching experiences, the author shows ...


Private Eyes: A Writer's Guide To Private Investigating, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, John Landreth Nov 2011

Private Eyes: A Writer's Guide To Private Investigating, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, John Landreth

Hal Blythe

Is your protagonist a private eye? Is he or she believable? Do you know how private investigators really work? What tricks do they use to get the job done? And how do they live their lives? Now you can find out from the experts. A real private eye and two published mystery writers joined forces to write Private Eyes: A Writer's Guide to Private Investigators.


The Ties That Bind, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

The Ties That Bind, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Discusses the bond between the readers and characters of a story. Information on how to create a character for a story; Background on some characters of a story, including Lady Macbeth in the book 'Heart of Darkness,' by Joseph Conrad; Details of some specific character traits that create a bond with readers.


Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Last summer as instructors at a creative-writing conference, we had an experience that made us better writers. While critiquing a promising piece of fiction, we became frustrated because we couldn't put our finger on why the story didn't quite work. The tale, which centered around a young soldier's baptismal firefight in Vietnam, at first seemed solid. The main character was believable, the setting was described in gritty realism, and the plot had a beginning, middle, and end. But although the story was technically correct, it didn't really capture our interest. We found we couldn't get ...


How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

This article offers advice for writer on preventing major plotholes in fiction. Selection of information to be revealed earlier in story; Establishment of credibility of facts; Link of plot events with the motivation of the main character.


More Than A Place, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

More Than A Place, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Many stories fail to capture the reader's interest even though they have a clear point of view, well-rounded characters and an interesting plot. What's missing? One key element that writers frequently overlook is setting. They treat it merely as backdrop.


Professional Writing In The English Classroom: Beyond Language: The Grammar Of Document Design, Jonathan Bush, Leah A. Zuidema Mar 2011

Professional Writing In The English Classroom: Beyond Language: The Grammar Of Document Design, Jonathan Bush, Leah A. Zuidema

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

The article offers guidelines in teaching professional writing in an English classroom. It highlights the elements in deciding for a good document design which include layout, fonts and color. It outlines the CRAP acronym (Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity) formulated by Saul Greenberg which summarizes the essential techniques in grammar design.


Professional Writing In The English Classroom: Professional Writing: What You Already Know, Jonathan Bush, Leah A. Zuidema Nov 2010

Professional Writing In The English Classroom: Professional Writing: What You Already Know, Jonathan Bush, Leah A. Zuidema

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

The article offers the authors' insights on professional writing that are taught in the English classroom, in which it is defined as writing within professional context with genres such as formal reports, directives, and proposals. They state that many teachers learn professional writing not only from advice, but also from experience and practice. They also mention that professional writing can be integrated in all fields of English language arts classrooms that can be taught to students.


Twenty-First-Century Writing/Twentieth Century Teachers?, Ian Barnard Sep 2009

Twenty-First-Century Writing/Twentieth Century Teachers?, Ian Barnard

English Faculty Articles and Research

"My students are writing in their everyday lives—indeed, their everyday lives are written—but we (teachers—writing teachers, in particular--and education administrators, no doubt nudged by politicians and “the public”) have to a large extent failed miserably in embracing and capitalizing on that writing: email, text messaging, instant messaging, blogging, twittering, responding, video gaming, Second Lifeing. Andrea and Karen Lunsford’s recent longitudinal study of Stanford students has shown the lie to the given that students today don’t write as much as they used to (they are writing much more). Are we becoming the stodgy, ungenerous, rigid English ...


Tears, Fears, And The Dreaded Five-Paragraph Essay: Encouraging Your Students To Write In English, Susan Adams Apr 2008

Tears, Fears, And The Dreaded Five-Paragraph Essay: Encouraging Your Students To Write In English, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the TESOL Regional Conference, May 2008.


Fostering Writing Development Of Secondary English Language Learners: Overcoming Fears, Tears, And The Dreaded 5-Paragraph Essay, Susan Adams Sep 2007

Fostering Writing Development Of Secondary English Language Learners: Overcoming Fears, Tears, And The Dreaded 5-Paragraph Essay, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the Indiana Teachers of Writing Annual Conference, October 2007.


Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.