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How is the writing classroom connected to issues of accessibility? (theme of 2016)

Student comments from week 2:

“We have a number of students who are the first in their families to attend college.”
“By encouraging students to conform or assimilate using language that is not accessible outside the college classroom, you have taken that student’s personal identity and alienated them from communicating in common language with people who are not as privileged.”
“An important concept is the idea that what and how we present reflects our attitudes about those we are presenting to.”
“We still live in a world where human means CIS–heterosexual white male (and able-bodied) and where everyone else is defined by their respective difference from that social ‘norm.'”
“As we become more educated, we lose our voice as we try to fit into what’s expected, what the norm is.”
“We forget that the people who don’t participate in class have more to say via email after they’ve had time to think the words out.”

GENERAL ARCHIVES

Writing Program Administration Outcomes

http://wpacouncil.org/positions/outcomes.html

Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing

http://wpacouncil.org/framework

Resources for rhet/comp and teaching, courtesy of the CWCON folks:

http://www.tengrrl.com/cwcon/mentoring/online-resources/

WAC (Writing across the Curriculum) Clearinghouse:

http://wac.colostate.edu/teaching/

Chapters on writing instruction available for download:

http://writingspaces.org/essays

CURRENT CONVERSATIONS

Suggested Practices for Accessibility Statements:

http://praxis.technorhetoric.net/tiki-index.php?page=Suggested_Practices_for_Syllabus_Accessibility_Statements

Plagiarism Detection Software and “False Positives”:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/03/13/detect

2015 CWCON Presentation on Plagiarism Detection Software:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WPt3kCWXYk25cks1T9lEGtpIpbZYwZ4dc3EoUad0VxI/edit#slide=id.p4

Irvin Peckham’s Blog on Personal Writing in Classrooms:

http://personalwriting2.blogspot.com/

An Undergraduate’s Perspective: “Why I Write Bad”

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2014/11/21/harvard-beckman-lousy-writing/

“How (Not) to Plan Your Entire Course”

http://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/how-not-to-plan-your-entire-course/

ACADEMIC WRITING INSTRUCTION

Excerpt from They Say/I Say by Graff and Birkenstein

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Gerald_Graff_They_Say_I_Say_The_Moves_that_Matter?id=-xZuRQsAuFsC

HIGH SCHOOL WRITING/COLLEGE WRITING

Teaching Grammar Rhetorically:

http://acoecore.org/2015/01/03/teaching-grammar-rhetorically-part-1/

SAT Essay Section: Problems with Grading, Instruction, and Prompts:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2013/10/sat_essay_section_problems_with_grading_instruction_and_prompts.html

MULTIMODAL

Evocative Objects: A Workbook on Multimodal Composition (resources from DWRL at UT Austin)

http://www.hastac.org/blogs/jackhennes/2014/06/22/evocative-objects-workbook-multimodal-composition-including-assignments-

Using Video in the Classroom

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/05/six-styles-of-classroom-video-projects.html#.VWyKJvnF-Sp

Using Sound in the Classroom

https://soundnevertastedsogood.wordpress.com/readings-resources/

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