February 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for February. Friday, February 28 Teaching Talk – Dr. Michelle RobinsonOn Friday, February 28, Dr. Michelle Robinson (Spellman College) will present as part of this semester’s Race and Rhetoric Series, a Teaching Talk titled, “Teaching African American Rhetorics.” The presentation will be … Read more February 2020 Announcements

Get to Know Our GTA Mentors: Amanda McGlone

Hello Hokie Writers! We hope that you’ve had a good first week back on campus! Virginia Tech is alive with energy and excitement thanks in part to our students returning to campus and our women’s and men’s basketball teams winning against the Boston College Eagles and the North Carolina Tarheels, respectively. Go Hokies! Throughout the … Read more Get to Know Our GTA Mentors: Amanda McGlone

Get to Know Our GTA Mentors: Colleen Correll

Hello Hokie Writers! Happy first day of classes! We hope that your break was restful and that you’re excited to begin what is looking to be a busy yet fulfilling spring semester. Throughout the first few weeks of class, HokiesWrite will feature interviews from our five current GTA mentors. These mentors teach composition at Virginia … Read more Get to Know Our GTA Mentors: Colleen Correll

January 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program shares the following announcements as lead-up to Spring 2020. Syllabus and Office Hours Collection – Due by Tuesday, January 28, 2020If you are teaching one or more sections of ENGL1105 or ENGL1106 this spring, submit your completed syllabus and office hours to composition@vt.edu no later than the end of the day on … Read more January 2020 Announcements

December 2019 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for December 2019. Pathways Assessment Required for All Sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106All sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 must report Pathways assessment ratings this semester. Instructions specific to the Composition Program are available for you to review at http://www.hokieswrite.com/pathways/. Pathways data can be submitted when you complete the evaluation of the major project anchoring each course (rhetorical analysis … Read more December 2019 Announcements

Reflection in the First-Year Writing Classroom

At the end of each semester it’s nice to take a moment to look back and reflect, whether in general or through an assignment like ENGL 1105’s reflection essay. In this post I am going to give a brief overview of reflection and provide some resources for better understanding reflection and bringing it into the … Read more Reflection in the First-Year Writing Classroom

November Instructor Spotlight: Tim Becker

Hello Hokie Writers! Our composition program at Virginia Tech is home to many wonderful instructors who care deeply for their students and their professional work. So, to show our thanks for these instructors, we’ve developed a monthly installment called “Instructor Spotlight” that will feature an instructor who is currently teaching composition at VT. What better … Read more November Instructor Spotlight: Tim Becker

November 2019 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for November 2019. Pathways Assessment Required for All Sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106All sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 must report Pathways assessment ratings this semester. Instructions specific to the Composition Program are available for you to review at http://www.hokieswrite.com/pathways/. Pathways data can be submitted when you complete the evaluation of … Read more November 2019 Announcements