What does research by composition scholars teach us about the writing process? And how can we apply those findings to our own individual writing processes? In this class, we will work to dispel “bad ideas about writing”; learn about how genre, multilingualism, and digital media influence rhetoric; and put theory into practice by analyzing what we do when we write and revise.

We will be guided by the concept that writing is a social process. This course will therefore emphasize in-person class discussion, asynchronous social annotation, and peer review. By entering this class, you will become a fellow learner and writer and also a scholar of writing studies. As you get familiarized with major topics in writing studies, you will both enter those conversations and apply what you learn from the research to your own writing process. This will all come together in a final portfolio of your writing projects from the semester.

I am committed to fostering a learning environment that is safe, inclusive, and intellectually challenging for all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, disability, religion, or any other identity categories. As an educator, I aim to create a learning environment that respects and affirms the diversity of students’ experiences and perspectives.