Week 1

Introduction: What is writing studies? What is professional writing?

For Monday 1/7/19

Complete your personal profile here

Set up your website and send link to hturner (at) scu (dot) edu

For Wednesday 1/9/19 and For Friday 1/11/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

  • Adler-Kassner & Wardle. (2015). Naming What We Know. “The Project of this Book,” “Concept 1: Metaconcept”

  • Miller, S. (2002). Writing studies as a mode of inquiry. Rhetoric and composition as intellectual work, 41-54. (PDF in Google Folder)

  • Beard, D. (2010, March). The Case for a Major in Writing Studies: The University of Minnesota Duluth. In Composition Forum (Vol. 21). Retrieved from http://compositionforum.com/issue/21/minnesota-duluth.php


Week 2

Writing is a social activity

For Monday 1/14/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

For Wednesday 1/16/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

  • Adler-Kassner & Wardle. (2015). Naming What We Know (Section 1) 

  • Murray, D. M. Teach writing as a process not product. (PDF in google folder)

  • Kelli Cargile Cook (2002) Layered Literacies: A Theoretical Frame for Technical Communication Pedagogy, Technical Communication Quarterly, 11:1, 5-29, DOI: 10.1207/s15427625tcq1101_1 (and PDF in google folder)

For Friday 1/18/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

Post your Praxis Essay 1: React to your website by midnight


Week 3

Writing is a rhetorical activity

For Monday 1/21/19

No Class Meeting

For Wednesday 1/23/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

For Friday 1/25/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

For Sunday 1/27/19

Post your Praxis Essay 2: Respond to your website by midnight


For Monday 1/28/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

  • Adler-Kassner & Wardle. (2015). Naming What We Know (Section 2) 

  • Miller, C. (1984). Genre as Social Action 

For Wednesday 1/30/19

Group presentation

For Friday 2/1/19

Group presentation

Week 4

Writing speaks to situations through recognizable forms


Week 5

Writing is related to identities and ideologies

For Monday 2/4/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

  • Adler-Kassner & Wardle. (2015). Naming What We Know (Section 3) 

  • Berlin, J. (1988). Rhetoric and Ideology in the Writing Class 

For Wednesday 2/6/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

  • Villanueva, V. Memoria is a Friend of Ours (CT) 

  • Royster, J.J. When the first voice you hear is not your own (CT)

Group presentation

For Friday 2/8/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

Group presentation

For Sunday 2/10/19

Post your Praxis Essay 3: Replicate to your website by midnight


Week 6

Writing is closely connected to learning

For Monday 2/11/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

  • Adler-Kassner & Wardle. (2015). Naming What We Know (Section 4) 

  • Emig. Writing as a Mode of Learning. (CT)  

For Wednesday 2/13/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

  • Perl. Composing Processes of Unskilled College Writers. (CT) 

  • Anderson, Anson, Gonyea, and Paine (2016). How to create high impact writing assignments

Group presentation

For Friday 2/15/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

  • Elder, C. L. & Champine, K. (2016). Designing high-impact writing to learn math assignments for killer courses 

  • Young (2011). Toward a taxonomy of small genres

Group presentation


Week 7

Writing is a cognitive activity

For Monday 2/18/19

No class meeting

For Wednesday 2/20/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

  • Flower and Hayes. A Cognitive process theory of writing. (CT) 

  • Lunsford. Cognitive development and the basic writer. (CT) 

Group presentation

For Friday 2/22/19

Read and annotate/post on your website 1:00pm day of class

  • Rose, M. Narrowing the Mind and Page: Remedial writers and cognitive reductionism. (CT) 

  • Gallagher, C. (2016). What writers do: Behaviors, Behaviorism, and Writing Studies. 

Group presentation


Week 8

Writing is mutlimodal and multilingual

For Monday 2/25/19

For Wednesday 2/27/19

Group presentation

For Friday 3/1/19

Group presentation

For Sunday 3/3/19

Post your Praxis Essay 4: Reconcile to your website by midnight


Week 9

For Monday 3/4/19

For Wednesday 3/6/19

For Friday Friday 3/8/19


Week 10

For Monday 3/11/19

For Wednesday 3/13/19

No class meeting

For Friday 3/15/19

No class meeting

For Monday 3/18/19

Pathing project due