On Service Learning in Writing and Rhetoric

From Leslie Wolcott — I have had, and continue to have, several hesitations in doing service learning. However, I found it essential to do service learning work in classes such as Rhetoric and Civic Engagement and Writing for Social Change. Once the students and I worked through our anxieties about doing real writing in the…

Pathways to Expertise: Rhetoric and Civic Engagement

From Scott Launier — It was sometime before the 2013-14 academic year. I was asked if I wanted to train to teach “Rhetoric and Civic Engagement.” Always wanting to learn more, I was interested. But what would it mean 1) “to train,” and 2) aren’t some others already teaching this course? Question 2 had an…