Reading, Writing, Marking, & Difficulty: Re-Reading Salvatori in Light of Digital Writing Practices

At tomorrow’s pedagogy workshop here on campus (2.17.10), we’ll be reading and discussing Mariolina Salvatori’s College English article “Conversations with Texts: Reading in the Teaching of Composition” (1996). While acknowledging that I’m oversimplifying, I want to mention four important points in the article, and think through them (now, 14 years later) in terms of pedagogy inflected by digital writing tools. Salvatori herself describes the project of her article as “an…

February 16, 2010
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Reading, Writing, Marking, & Difficulty: Re-Reading Salvatori in Light of Digital Writing Practices

At tomorrow’s pedagogy workshop here on campus (2.17.10), we’ll be reading and discussing Mariolina Salvatori’s College English article “Conversations with Texts: Reading in the Teaching of Composition” (1996). While acknowledging that I’m oversimplifying, I want to mention four important points in the article, and think through them (now, 14 years later) in terms of pedagogy inflected by digital writing tools. Salvatori herself describes the project of her article as “an…

February 16, 2010
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Digital Literacy, Competence, and the Necessity of Inexperience: A Forward/Reflection on Alex Reid

Just finished reading Alex Reid’s blog, where he’s posted a response to a passage in the Horizon Report, produced by The New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE. I’m particularly interested in reflecting on Reid’s engagement with the Horizon Report’s use of the term literacy. I sense that Reid is somewhat resistant to the grafting a one term, literacy, with its history as a socially valorized term in particular contexts, onto a…

January 22, 2010
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Short Sentence, Artful Sentences

This entry is a response to Derek’s post, about teaching the first chapter of Virgina Tufte‘s book Artful Sentence: Syntax as Style in his writing course. I’m not teaching this semester, so I can reflect on the book in that context, but I did want to reflect a little on what a book like this is good for. I’ve only read the first chapter (and flipped through several others), so…

November 10, 2009
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In Medias Response

In the summer of 2007, I co-authored a digital text (“Digital Mirrors: Multimodal Reflection in the Composition Classroom“) for the journal Computers and Composition Online with Debra Journet, Patrick Corbett, Chris Alexander, and Tabetha Adkins. Debra wrote an introduction to the project and Patrick, Chris, Tabetha, and I each produced an individual text reflecting on our own experiences with multimodal writing practices. What I’ve included below is my section of…

July 20, 2009
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In Medias Response

In the summer of 2007, I co-authored a digital text (“Digital Mirrors: Multimodal Reflection in the Composition Classroom“) for the journal Computers and Composition Online with Debra Journet, Patrick Corbett, Chris Alexander, and Tabetha Adkins. Debra wrote an introduction to the project and Patrick, Chris, Tabetha, and I each produced an individual text reflecting on our own experiences with multimodal writing practices. What I’ve included below is my section of…

July 20, 2009
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