CFP: [Collections] Collection: Don't Panic!: The Instructor's Guide to Assignments and Activities

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Vickie Willis
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CFP (Collection): Don’t Panic!: The Instructor’s Guide to Assignments and Activities for First Year

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
classrooms activities.

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 instructors’ 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:
• A brief (up to 500 words) course description (including how the assignment/activity fits into
the course).
• Detailed assignment/activity sheet, including: Purpose, Objectives, Description of the
assignment/activity, Requirements/Materials, and Evaluation.
• Supplemental handouts, if available.

 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 The deadline for
submissions is April 1, 2008.

A sample submission is available upon request.

Thank you,

Vickie Willis
Georgia State University

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