Modified Approaches to Teaching ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 – Spring 2020 Semester

Dear colleagues, As follow-up to President Tim Sands’ message late this afternoon about Virginia Tech extending spring break through March 23, discontinuing face-to-face classes for the remainder of the semester, and shifting classes online, I am writing to share with you a guiding document the Composition Program Leadership Team has prepared to assist with making … Read more Modified Approaches to Teaching ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 – Spring 2020 Semester

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

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

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 more September 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 more Job Posting: Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & 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 more Composition Program – August Announcements and Reminders

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 more Writing and Social Justice Showcase