2018 CCCC’s Writing About Writing Sessions

2018 CCCC’s Writing About Writing Sessions



A.05 Ecologies of Learning in Writing about Writing (WAW) Programs Sponsored by the Writing about Writing Standing Group Kansas City Convention Center: 3501 C

Speakers: Sophia Bamert, University of California, Davis

Christopher Basgier, Auburn University, AL

Naomi Clark, Loras College, Dubuque, IA



F.01 Writing About Writing Development Group Meeting The WAW Standing Group’s meeting conducts the group’s business and lets members socialize and coordinate efforts in WAW pedagogy and research. Kansas City Convention Center: Bartle Room 2207 Standing Group Chair: Andrea Olinger, University of Louisville, KY

F.12 Naming What We Don’t Know: The Possibilities of Writing We explore the pleasures of pushing against our academic voices as we write about writing and bridge the personal with the academic. Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Colonial Ballroom

Chair: Chris Anson, North Carolina State University, Raleigh Speakers: Anne Ruggles Gere, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, “Writing about Developing Writers”

Nancy Sommers, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, “The Secret Life of Objects: Writing about Family”

Howard Tinberg, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA, “Life Work: What, Why, and How I Write about Teaching”

F.19 Writing about Writing at the Community College: Transforming Practices for Diverse Student Populations Community college instructors discuss challenges and strategies for implementing WAW pedagogy in diverse two-year contexts. Kansas City Convention Center: Bartle Room 2209

Speakers: Angelique Johnston, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, “Introducing WAW through Multimodal Composing in Community College FYC”

Elizabeth Johnston, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, “Introducing Writing as a Public Act for Community College Students” Miriam Moore, Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, VA, “Teaching Integrated Reading and Writing: WAW Texts in ALP and ESL Classrooms”


I.06 Engaging Technical Writing: Exigencies and Positionality of Professional Writing in Writing Programs Misfit between WaW and technical writing courses; teaching technical writing “service” courses; TechComm researcher positionality in scholarship. Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Julia Lee A

Chair: Stacey Sheriff, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Speakers: Casey Akins, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, “Insider Positionality in Technical Communication Scholarship: A Quantitative Inquiry”

Lara Kattekola, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, Long Island City, NY, “The Politics of Teaching the Black Sheep of the English Department (aka the Technical Writing ‘Service’ Course)”

Blake Scott, University of Central Florida, Orlando, “WaW in Professional Writing: Differing Exigencies, Expertise, and Techne”

I.23 Adaptive Languaging? What Writing about Multilingual Writing Can Teach Us about Transfer This interactive session invites participants to engage critical intersections of transfer studies and multilingual writing. Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Julia Lee B Speakers: Lindsey Ives, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL Katherine Silvester, Indiana University, Bloomington Emily Simnitt, University Of Oregon, Salem

J.46 Hitching Pedagogy and Studenthood: Graduate Student Research in a Writing about Writing Curriculum Graduate students share their experiences using research to make sense of, and intervene into, a writing about writing curriculum. Kansas City Convention Center: 2503 A

Chair: Christopher Basgier, Auburn University, AL

Speakers: Casey Kohs, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, “In the Margins: Student Notetaking and Reading Comprehension in First-Year Composition”

Kjerstine Trooien, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, “Attempts at Pedagogy: What Writing Center Techniques Can Accomplish in a Nontraditional Classroom”

MaKayla Valdez, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, “‘Big Picture’ Reading and Writing”

Ashleah Wimberly, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, “Teaching for Transfer Is Teaching for Metacognition” Julia Wold, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, “The Knowledge/ Argument Disconnect: Reading Strategies and Their Impact on Rhetorical Choice in Student Writing”



M.25 Digital Possibilities for Writing about Writing Pedagogies Speakers using WAW pedagogy with a multimodal focus navigate challenges associated with disabilities, digital composing habits, and conflict. Kansas City Convention Center: Bartle

Room 2215 B

Speakers: Geoffrey Clegg, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, “Writing about Disability, Writing about Writing: Paying Attention to the Composing Process of Disabled Writers in the WAW Classroom”

Christy Wenger, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV, “Beyond the Page: Using Social Media to Teach Threshold Concepts”


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