Upper Division Composition Workshop: Textbook

Upper Division Composition Workshop on Rhetorical Analysis: A Brief Guide for Writers.

Tuesday, February 28 from 11 am-12 pm  in the Eddy Library, aka the Philosophy Library (323D—along the west end of the building)


Wednesday, February 29 from 4-5 pm in the Whitaker conference room.

Beth Lechleitner will lead an in-depth look at this text which was among those previewed at the roundtable discussion at the beginning of the month, (no need to have attended the introduction to all five texts to attend and benefit from this one.) Key features of the text will be highlighted, some recommended activities enumerated, and we will explore how this text, which is a particularly good choice for veteran instructors of CO300, can be integrated with Readings in Rhetoric for Advanced Writers (RRAW).

If you were not able to attend this week’s session on A Little Argument, but would like to look at that text more closely, review copies are available for check out from Kate Kiefer.  She also has a few copies of the handouts from the workshop. And Beth is happy to talk with you about either of these books.


Upper Division Composition Workshop: Textbook

Upper Division Composition Workshop on Nancy Wood’s Essentials of Arguments and Perspectives of Argument: This workshop will focus on how each of these well-written and engaging texts can be used to help our upper division students write and analyze arguments effectively. Join Christina Sutton on Tuesday March 6th or Wednesday March 7th in the Whitaker Conference Room from 3:30-4:30pm.

CO300 Textbook Roundtable

Please join us for a roundtable discussion of our CO300 textbook review process and outcomes. We’ll hold sessions in NR112 on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 12:30-1:30 pm, and on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 4-5 pm. Ed Lessor, Bev McQuinn, and Debra Walker will give brief overviews of the five new texts on our recommended textbook list. We will also address key questions and preview the follow-up workshops dedicated to a single text on the list.

For those of you currently teaching CO300, we hope that you will consider adopting one of these texts for fall. Although very different, all five better accommodate our upper-division students’ sophistication and range of experience in their disciplinary courses than the current recommended texts. But anyone can continue to submit an alternative syllabus to the Director of Composition to teach any textbook of choice in CO300.