UPDATE: [Professional] Collection: Don't Panic!: The Instructor's Guide to Assignments and Activities
CFP (Collection) UPDATE: Donâ€™t Panic!: The Instructorâ€™s Guide to Assignments and Activities for
First Year Composition
The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 7. The response has been
overwhelming, and I want to encourage even more people to submit, and extend the deadline
further for those who have requested it. Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far and to
everyone who has given me feedbackâ€"your enthusiasm has made me even more excited about
I am seeking submissions of first-year composition assignments and activities to be included in
a resource anthology for instructors of first-year composition classes. The goal of this
sourcebook is to provide instructors (first time teachers, adjuncts, grad students, or faculty) with
resources for new assignment ideas, new pedagogical tools, and references for assignments and
The availability of assignment and activity resources for first-year composition will not only allow
instructors from colleges and universities across the country to share pedagogical ideas, but also
to utilize these resources in their classrooms. By sharing and compiling these resources, I hope
to provide a sourcebook that can be used to enhance instructorsâ€™ existing syllabi and classroom
practices, provide instructors with a resource for constructing assignments and activities, and
aid instructors in developing supporting materials for their classes.
Submissions should include the following:
â€¢ A brief (up to 500 words) course description (including how the assignment/activity fits into
â€¢ Detailed assignment/activity sheet, including: Purpose, Objectives, Description of the
assignment/activity, Requirements/Materials, and Evaluation.
â€¢ Supplemental handouts, if available.
Please email me for an example detailing formatting guidelines. Submissions should be sent
electronically, as attachments, in .doc or .rtf format. Word Count should be between 1100 and
1400 words (barring supplemental handouts). Please include your name, university affiliation,
and contact information in your email.
Send submissions (and questions) to Vickie Willis at vwillis_at_langate.gsu.edu. The deadline for
submissions is May 7, 2008.
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