Comp/Rhet Reading Group for 3/11
The March meeting of the Comp/Rhet Reading Group will pick up where it left off by discussing the "further reading" from the last session (Grant-Davie and Biesecker) and also discussing David Bartholomae's "Inventing the University." All readings are posted in the Comp/Rhet Reading Group section of the site.
Comp/Rhet Reading Group
The calendar and readings are now on the web site! http://www.rowanfirstyearwriting.com/comprhet-reading-group.html
Library Resources for CCII
A new section has been added to the CCII portion of the FYW Instructor Support Site. This section is titled "Library Resources," and it is nested under the "CCII" menu (within the "Courses" menu on the left side of the screen). Also, here's the link: http://www.rowanfirstyearwriting.com/library-resources.html
In this section, you will find a number of library-hosted (Credo-produced) instructional tools (videos, interactive presentations, and other resources) that are designed to help students with a number of the tasks associated with the research process. For those who were able to attend the FYW Winter Workshop last month, you probably remember Deborah Gaspar, the Director of Public Services at Campbell Library, discussing these resources as one of the ways that instructors could introduce research to students in First-Year Writing courses, given how challenging it can be to schedule the computer lab in the library (not to mention that it's still on the table for debate how much students get out of receiving a singular, hour-long, "one-size-fits-all" lecture on library resources).
While you are encouraged to continue covering the concepts associated with library research in the manner that you know your students respond best to, one of the wonderful things about these resources, if you choose to use some of them, is that they allow students to approach research in CCII as a highly interactive and inquiry-driven process that they will be engaging in all semester long. Also, they breakdown the research process into many, digestible bits.
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