September 2019 Announcements

Composition Program Teaching TalkMaterials from the Composition Program Teaching Talk on Wednesday, Sept. 11, which consisted of a Pathways Assessment refresher and a discussion of Multilingual Writing and ELL Students, are available in the document gallery online: http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/. The CCCC Statement on Second Language Writers and Writing is available at https://cccc.ncte.org/cccc/resources/positions/secondlangwriting. Title IX Presentation and … Read moreSeptember 2019 Announcements

Job Posting: Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing

The Department of English at Virginia Tech invites applications for a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing, who will teach in and who will contribute to the leadership of a growing, vibrant Composition Program, to begin August 2020. (See §5.1.5 of the Faculty Handbook at https://www.provost.vt.edu/who_we_are/faculty_affairs/faculty_handbook/chapter05.html for information on the rank of Collegiate Professor.) … Read moreJob Posting: Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing

Google Folders for Collecting Portfolios (All Writing)

Prepared for instructors, this video gives an overview of the process for creating and managing cumulative project submissions (including all daily classwork, in-class writing, peer reviews, and so on) in the Composition Program at Virginia Tech. Sample messages for sharing folders with individual students are posted in the comments in YouTube for your adaptation and … Read moreGoogle Folders for Collecting Portfolios (All Writing)

Composition Program – August Announcements and Reminders

Syllabus and Office Hours CollectionWe have syllabi to collect from more than 170 sections of composition this fall, so your timely assistance with this important task will be a great help to us. Please send syllabi and office hours to composition -AT- vt.edu no later than the end of the day on Wednesday, September 4. If you are … Read moreComposition Program – August Announcements and Reminders

One Syllabus Nearly Reached to Roanoke

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The new semester’s start date, August 26 for Virginia Tech, is in the now-near approaching horizon, and this means that even if we haven’t actually started back-to-school work properly, many of us probably are starting back-to-school thinking. As Fall 2019 approaches, we intend to share a few generative links, resources that have floated by on … Read moreOne Syllabus Nearly Reached to Roanoke

Writing and Social Justice Showcase

On Wednesday, May 15, students from ENGL2634: Writing and Social Justice will present their final projects from 10:05 a.m. until 12:05 p.m. in the Newman Library Multipurpose Room. This event welcomes everyone to learn from multimodal presentations and to interact with students about their research activity related to social justice issues this semester. For more … Read moreWriting and Social Justice Showcase

Curricular Updates

We’re excited (and overdue for posting!) about new materials available on HokiesWrite.com. The program leadership team has recently set into place the following, all in service of modest curricular adjustments: Textbook: Learn more about our Fall 2019 adoption of a VT custom Understanding Rhetoric (2nd ed.) Program outcomes: Learn more about the program’s revised outcomes, … Read moreCurricular Updates

A CCCC Social

The Virginia Tech Center for Rhetoric in Society, Rhetoric and Writing PhD Program, and Composition Program, together with our guests from the University of Waterloo Departments of English Language and Literature and Communication Arts, are pleased to invite friends and colleagues to join us for this reception at the Conference on College Composition and Communication … Read moreA CCCC Social

Dartmouth Resources for Assignment Design

The spring semester has only just begun at Virginia Tech, so it’s a terrific time to be thinking about the subtleties of assignment design. The Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric offers the best resources available to guide and support the assignment design process. Consider, for example, this, the first of eight suggestions for crafting … Read moreDartmouth Resources for Assignment Design