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EDWP Colloquium: "What Difference Does Disciplinarity Make in First-Year Writing?"



For this first colloquium, we’d like to think together about two aspects of disciplinarity in relation to first-year writing. First, how might the instructor's disciplinary background shape the kind of writing that students produce? And second, is "academic writing" a definable genre, or should we, instead, be teaching "writing studies" as its own discipline? These are questions many of us encounter while teaching first-year writing, and they are also questions currently being explored in composition circles.
This colloquium will begin with a roundtable discussion featuring four Sweetland Writing Center faculty. There will also be ample time for follow-up questions and discussion. Anyone with an interest in the teaching of writing is very welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.
Start Time: 9/13/2013  1:00 PM
Location: 3222 Angell Hall
Contact: crisanne@umich.edu
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