Victoria Bryan, an online instructor for the Center for Writing and Rhetoric, submitted this video about student engagement and building community in the online college classroom.
For this year’s Transitioning to College Writing Symposium, we interviewed writing teachers and writing students about what it means to move between high school, college, and university writing. We heard from a variety if perspectives, and it helped us understand the diversity and richness of teaching and learning writing here in Mississippi. You can watch both videos below. To turn […]
On behalf of all of us in the Center for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi, welcome to everyone attending this year’s Transitioning to College Writing Symposium! As the coordinator of the Symposium, I am privileged to have been working for the past six months or more with fellow writing teachers here in Mississippi to develop a program […]
One of the great benefits of making your way through the world with writing is the view it affords of a range of disciplines – I have often commented that writing, editing, and the teaching and mentoring of writing have provided me a rich life and no money! However, one of the dirty secrets of the professional world is the […]
“This is boring.” “This is stupid.” “I shouldn’t have to take this class. It’s pointless. I’m a good writer!” “I hate to write.” “I hate to read AND write.” Having been in first-year college composition classrooms for twenty years, I have heard students’ distancing comments in halls, coming into and leaving classrooms, and I have heard them in the classroom […]