CFP: [Rhetoric–Composition] 2008 MMLA Permanent Section––Teaching Writing in College

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Leah Kind
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Teaching Writing in College:
 "But I'm Not an English Major!: Connecting College Writing to the
Academic Experience."

As instructors of composition courses, we often hear this plea when
students are faced with assignments, readings, and topics they do not
believe will ever have any impact upon their experiences within the
college setting or on the jobs they will be obtaining afterwards. The
challenge then becomes to make our courses and assignments relevant to
students, and show them the greater context of the work they perform
within our classrooms. This panel will explore the ways in which this
can, and cannot, be achieved, as well as the theoretical issues faced by
instructors attempting to "justify" their courses within the ever-
changing academic world.
Please send 250 word abstracts by April 15, 2008 to Leah Kind, Northern
Illinois Univ.,

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