Composition in the University

The essays in this book are informed by Crowley's long career of teaching composition, administering a composition program, and training teachers of the required introductory course.

Author: Sharon Crowley

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822971909

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Composition in the University examines the required introductory course in composition within American colleges and universities. Crowley argues that due to its association with literary studies in English departments, composition instruction has been inappropriately influenced by humanist pedagogy and that modern humanism is not a satisfactory rationale for the study of writing. Crowley envisions possible nonhumanist rationales that could be developed for vertical curricula in writing instruction, were the universal requirement not in place. Composition in the University examines the required introductory course in composition within American colleges and universities. According to Sharon Crowley, the required composition course has never been conceived in the way that other introductory courses have been--as an introduction to the principles and practices of a field of study. Rather it has been constructed throughout much of its history as a site from which larger educational and ideological agendas could be advanced, and such agendas have not always served the interests of students or teachers, even though they are usually touted as programs of study that students "need." If there is a master narrative of the history of composition, it is told in the institutional attitude that has governed administration, design, and staffing of the course from its beginnings--the attitude that the universal requirement is in place in order to construct docile academic subjects. Crowley argues that due to its association with literary studies in English departments, composition instruction has been inappropriately influenced by humanist pedagogy and that modern humanism is not a satisfactory rationale for the study of writing. She examines historical attempts to reconfigure the required course in nonhumanist terms, such as the advent of communications studies during the 1940s. Crowley devotes two essays to this phenomenon, concentrating on the furor caused by the adoption of a communications program at the University of Iowa. Composition in the University concludes with a pair of essays that argue against maintenance of the universal requirement. In the last of these, Crowley envisions possible nonhumanist rationales that could be developed for vertical curricula in writing instruction, were the universal requirement not in place. Crowley presents her findings in a series of essays because she feels the history of the required composition course cannot easily be understood as a coherent narrative since understandings of the purpose of the required course have altered rapidly from decade to decade, sometimes in shockingly sudden and erratic fashion. The essays in this book are informed by Crowley's long career of teaching composition, administering a composition program, and training teachers of the required introductory course. The book also draw on experience she gained while working with committees formed by the Conference on College Composition and Communication toward implementation of the Wyoming Resolution, an attempt to better the working conditions of post-secondary teachers of writing.

Making Writing Matter

Challenging more limited approaches to service learning, this book examines writing instruction in the context of universities fully engaged in community partnerships.

Author: Ann M. Feldman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791478661

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Challenging more limited approaches to service learning, this book examines writing instruction in the context of universities fully engaged in community partnerships.

The Origins of Composition Studies in the American College 1875 1925

This volume describes the formative years of English composition courses in college through a study of the most prominent documents of the time: magazine articles, scholarly reports, early textbooks, teachers' testimonies-and some of the ...

Author: John Brereton

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822990567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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This volume describes the formative years of English composition courses in college through a study of the most prominent documents of the time: magazine articles, scholarly reports, early textbooks, teachers' testimonies-and some of the actual student papers that provoked discussion. Includes writings by leading scholars of the era such as Adams Sherman Hill, Gertrude Buck, William Edward Mead, Lane Cooper, William Lyon Phelps, and Fred Newton Scott.

Composition Studies in the New Millennium

Author: Lynn Z. Bloom

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0809325225

Category: Education

Page: 295

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A collection of twenty-four essays assessing and challenging the current state of writing instruction, Composition Studies in the New Millennium: Rereading the Past, Rewriting the Future emerges from presentations given at the national Writing Program Administrators conference held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 2001. Like its acclaimed and widely-used predecessor, Composition in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis and Change, this timely collection by leading scholars in composition studies responds to concerns about the evolution and future of this field of study. Charting new directions, the contributors grapple with seven distinct questions: What do we mean by composition studies?past, present, and future? What do and should we teach when we teach composition? Where will composition be taught, and who will teach it? What theories and philosophies will undergird our research paradigms, and what will those paradigms be? How will new technologies change composition studies? What languages will our students write, and what will they write about? What political and social issues have shaped composition studies in the past and will shape this field in the future? In addressing these queries, the essayists approach composition studies from perspectives ranging from rhetorical to cultural, political to economic, administrative to technological; and they do so with a style and organization appropriate for composition instructors, scholars, and administrators at all levels, from teaching assistants to college presidents. The result is an invaluable vision of the future of composition studies in the new millennium.

The Historical Register of the University of Oxford

UNIVERSITY PRIZES . THE Subjects for all Prize Compositions are given out by
the ViceChancellor , generally about Midsummer in each year ; and at the same
time the several days are stated by which the respective Compositions are to be ...

Author: University of Oxford

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ISBN: UCAL:B4189005

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Textual Carnivals

This is the first book-length study of the status of composition in English studies and the uneasy relationship between composition and literature.

Author: Susan Miller

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809319225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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This is the first book-length study of the status of composition in English studies and the uneasy relationship between composition and literature. Composition studies and institutional histories of English studies have long needed this kind of clarification of the historical and political contexts of composition teaching, research, and administration. Susan Miller argues that composition constitutes a major national industry, citing the four million freshman-level students enrolled in such courses each year, the $40 million annual expenditure for textbooks, and the more than $50 million in teacher salaries. But this concrete magnitude is not expressed in political power within departments. Miller calls on her associates in composition to engage in a persistent critique of the social practices and political agenda of the discipline that have been responsible for its institutional marginalization. Drawing on her own long experience as a composition administrator, teacher, and scholar, as well as on a national survey of composition professionals, Miller argues that composition teachers inadvertently continue to foster the negative myth about composition' s place in the English studies hierarchy by assuming an assigned, self-sacrificial cultural identity. Composition has been regarded as subcollegiate, practical, a "how-to," and has been denied intellectual rigor in order to preserve literature' s presentations of quasi-religious textual ideals. Winner of three major book awards: The Modern Language Association' s Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize The Conference on College Composition and Communication' s Outstanding Book Award The Teachers of Advanced Composition' s W. Ross Winterowd Award

Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania

The first year is devoted to Harmony ; the second to Counterpoint and
Composition ; the third to Form and Instrumentation . Persons of both sexes are
admitted . The fees are ten dollars ( $ 10 ) for each term , payable in advance . A
Certificate ...

Author: University of Pennsylvania

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924064688355

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Composing Peace

This book focuses on four types of mission composition—diversity among peacekeepers, within the mission leadership, between mission leaders and peacekeepers, and between peacekeepers and locals.

Author: Vincenzo Bove

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192507952

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Composing Peace: Mission Composition in UN Peacekeeping is about mission composition in peacekeeping operations and asks how diversity of mission composition influences the ability of a peace mission to keep the peace. This book focuses on four types of mission composition—diversity among peacekeepers, within the mission leadership, between mission leaders and peacekeepers, and between peacekeepers and locals. It is the first book to explore mission composition and its consequences, unpacking a concept hitherto unexplored and empirically combining quantitative and qualitative methods. It makes an important contribution to the fields of peace research, security studies, and international relations at large.

Latin Prose Composition

By MOSES SLAUGHTER , Ph.D. , Professor in University of Wisconsin , Ready .
VIRI ROMAE , Selections . With Prose Exercises . By G. M. WHICHER , A.M. ,
Teachers ' Normal College , New York City . Ready . LATIN COMPOSITION , for ...

Author: W. Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097078612

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Oxford University Calendar

University of Oxford. PRIZES . . Tae Subjects for all Prize Compositions are given
out by the Vice - Chancellor , generally about Midsummer in each year ; and at
the same time the several days are stated by which the respective Compositions
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Author: University of Oxford

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ISBN: OXFORD:555074265

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Rhetoric and Composition

This book offers an accessible introduction to teaching and studying rhetoric and composition.

Author: Steven Lynn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139788861

Category: Literary Criticism

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Rhetoric and composition is an academic discipline that informs all other fields in teaching students how to communicate their ideas and construct their arguments. It has grown dramatically to become a cornerstone of many undergraduate courses and curricula, and it is a particularly dynamic field for scholarly research. This book offers an accessible introduction to teaching and studying rhetoric and composition. By combining the history of rhetoric, explorations of its underlying theories, and a survey of current research (with practical examples and advice), Steven Lynn offers a solid foundation for further study in the field. Readers will find useful information on how students have been taught to invent and organize materials, to express themselves correctly and effectively, and how the ancient study of memory and delivery illuminates discourse and pedagogy today. This concise book thus provides a starting point for learning about the discipline that engages writing, thinking, and argument.

Composition Rhetoric and Disciplinarity

In response, contributors to the volume address disagreements about what it means to be called a discipline rather than a profession or a field; elucidate tensions over the defined breadth of Composition and Rhetoric; and consider the roles ...

Author: Rita Malenczyk

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607326953

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

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Edited by four nationally recognized leaders of composition scholarship, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity asks a fundamental question: can Composition and Rhetoric, as a discipline, continue its historical commitment to pedagogy without sacrificing equal attention to other areas, such as research and theory? In response, contributors to the volume address disagreements about what it means to be called a discipline rather than a profession or a field; elucidate tensions over the defined breadth of Composition and Rhetoric; and consider the roles of research and responsibility as Composition and Rhetoric shifts from field to discipline. Outlining a field with a complex and unusual formation story, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity employs several lenses for understanding disciplinarity—theory, history, labor, and pedagogy—and for teasing out the implications of disciplinarity for students, faculty, institutions, and Composition and Rhetoric itself. Collectively, the chapters speak to the intellectual and embodied history leading to this point; to questions about how disciplinarity is, and might be, understood, especially with regard to Composition and Rhetoric; to the curricular, conceptual, labor, and other sites of tension inherent in thinking about Composition and Rhetoric as a discipline; and to the implications of Composition and Rhetoric’s disciplinarity for the future. Contributors: Linda Adler-Kassner, Elizabeth H. Boquet, Christiane Donahue, Whitney Douglas, Doug Downs, Heidi Estrem, Kristine Hansen, Doug Hesse, Sandra Jamieson, Neal Lerner, Jennifer Helene Maher, Barry Maid, Jaime Armin Mejía, Carolyn R. Miller, Kelly Myers, Gwendolynne Reid, Liane Robertson, Rochelle Rodrigo, Dawn Shepherd, Kara Taczak

Catalogue of the University of Alabama and Announcements

The Freshman Class reads the Odes and Satires of Horace , with frequent oral
and written exercises in Latin Prose Composition . The Sophomore Class reads
the Epistles of Horace and Cicero's De Officiis , or De Senectute and De Amicitia
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Author: University of Alabama

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076380347

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Oxford University Handbook

There is no limitation as to the length of the composition , but the metre is usually
required to be heroic couplets . The value of the prize is £ 21 . Competitors must
be Undergraduate members of the University who have not exceeded four years
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ISBN: HARVARD:HXQ2DF

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