The Public Work of Composition
NCTE INBOX 3-5-13
Hoping to "write the public good back into education," the 64th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 13-16 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will focus on "The Public Work of Composition." In "What's Coming Up at the 2013 CCCC Convention?" from The Council Chronicle, Program Chair Howard Tinberg shares some of the highlights and details of the Convention.
Chris Anson, chair of CCCC, will kick things off in the General Session with an address that will explore the "climate change" awaiting higher education -- and the teaching and learning of multiple literacies -- as the technological, political, and financial environment continues to change around us. Read more from Anson in this article from College Composition and Communication.
Explore these resources from NCTE to dig deeper into some of the topics on the program at the CCCC Annual Convention.
"Contesting the Space between High School and College in the Era of Dual Enrollment" promotes dual enrollment programs and gives suggestions to assist in the formulation of policy that promotes not only student persistence in college but enhanced student literacies.
First-year composition students engage with visual rhetoric via interpretation and analysis through a trip to a local art museum as described in "Teaching Visual Rhetoric in the First-Year Composition Classroom."
"Responsibility and Composition's Future in the Twenty-First Century: Reframing 'Accountability'" examines discussions about assessment for internal and external purposes; it then outlines an alternative frame for assessment that has "responsibility" as its core.
In "What Can We Learn about 'College-Level' Writing from Basic Writing Students? The Importance of Reading," a chapter in NCTE's What Is 'College Level' Writing, Volume 2, the author asserts that we can't assess a student's readiness to be a college-level writer until we have assessed her or his ability to be a successful college-level reader.
"Bridging the Gap between High School and College Writing" offers a rationale for, a history of, and some guidelines for creating a dialogue between high school teachers of writing and college instructors of writing.
Looking for more about the 2013 CCCC Convention? Visit the searchable program to see the hundreds of sessions, workshops, and events that will be offered. And if you'd like to attend the Convention but haven't yet registered, you can do so onsite beginning Wednesday, March 13, at 8 a.m. at the Riviera Hotel.
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