Teaching Talk: What a Composition Program Wants

What a Composition Program Wants: A Welcome Back and Discussion of Our Focuses for 2019

Wednesday, January 30
Shanks 370/380
12:15-1:15 p.m.

Program director Derek Mueller will lead this teaching talk by first highlighting a series of changes and initiatives: program growth, DFWI rates, outcomes revisions, hokieswrite.com, Pathways workshops, and textbook updates. The second part of the session will focus on ENGL1106: First-year Writing: Writing from Research, specifically, keying on first principles, such as formulating researchable questions, teaching students to read, making space for writing in-class, encouraging evolving claims, and sponsoring processual transparency (i.e., showing one’s work). Lunch from Sub Station II will be provided for attendees.

Flier for a teaching talk at Virginia Tech on Wednesday, January 30, at 12:15 p.m., "What a Composition Program Wants."
January 30 Teaching Talk flier.