Valuing Research at Small and Community Colleges
Candace Spigelman and Kami Day
This article describes two local research projects and provides a rationale for faculty scholarship at small and community colleges.
Bias and the Teachable Moment: Revisiting a Teacher Narrative
Revisiting an episode of his own biased language in the classroom, the author tries to resist a conventional interpretation of events in the hope of raising useful questions.
Why Our Students Need Instruction in Grammar, and How We Should Go about It
Our students need to be able to adhere to standard written English to succeed in their other classes and to get jobs at the end of their schooling, and it’s the responsibility of writing teachers to help them do so. In this article, the author provides a research-based theoretical underpinning for effective grammar instruction as well as several specific strategies—based on experience and research—for addressing grammar productively.
A Creative Approach to the Research Paper: Combining Creative Writing with Academic Research
This article describes a combination of a research essay and a creative writing assignment that encourages rigorous academic research while allowing students to get “outside the box” of traditional academic research papers.
The Evolution of a Learning Community
Sandie McGill Barnhouse and Sherylle Petty Smith
This essay traces two teachers’ experiences crossing spaces in a combined literature and history seminar where students explore American culture and diversity and engage in service learning. The model has evolved from paired classes with collaborative activities to a student-centered environment promoting active learning. This article offers practical advice for establishing cross-curricular pairings and suggests course content that promotes learning across curricula.
INSTRUCTIONAL NOTES: Literature of Survival: A Literature Class as a Place for Healing
This article explores the ways that a literature course with a focus on survival stories can provide students with models for their own survival and healing.
INSTRUCTIONAL NOTES: Web 2.0 Writing Feedback with Create a Graph
A user-friendly online data-graphing program helps students comprehend strengths and weaknesses in their writing and enhances composing decisions.
C. D. Albin
Abstract for this article is currently not available.
POEM: The Compliment and Somebody Is Dying to Be Heard
EDITORIAL: It Takes a Village
Jeff Sommers, Editor
WHAT WORKS FOR ME
REVIEWS: Meaning-Centered Grammar: An Introductory Text by Craig Hancock
reviewed by Shir Filler
REVIEWS: The Drama of Creation: Writers on Writing, Films for the Humanities and Sciences (DVD)
reviewed by Debra Liese and by Matt Smith
REVIEWS: ReMix: Reading and Composing Culture, by Catherine G. Latterell
reviewed by Ronald Kirkwood
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