Extensive and Reflexive: Writing to Learn and Communicate

From Dan Martin — When I teach students the difference between extensive and reflexive thinking and writing, my objective is to demonstrate that we think and write better from a reflexive mindset, so we need to learn how to move extensive information into reflexive knowledge. We discuss different methods for achieving this objective, but it’s…

Thinking Globally, Teaching Locally

From Nikolas Gardiakos — I recently had the pleasure of teaching a section of ENC1101 to a group of international students through the Global UCF program and I was reminded of the transformative nature of the Composition I course. Of course, there are students that go through a transformation in their writing every semester, but…

UWC Update

From Mary Tripp — The big news in the writing center is Mark Hall’s award for Diversity and Inclusion at the UWC. Only one faculty or staff member from across UCF is chosen each year, and Mark was the unanimous choice from this year’s nominations. Efforts to recruit tutors across these traditional race, discipline, and…

Welcome to Comp Community Chronicle Online!

We are very happy to announce the arrival of the new Comp Community Chronicle website, orchestrated and managed by the newest member of our editorial committee, Jake Stewart. The CCC will still be produced in print In addition, the website will serve as a current calendar and announcement space for upcoming conferences, department activities, and faculty…

Mixing It Up

From Nichole Stack — This past spring our department was asked to pilot a “mixed” ENC 1101 course for Global UCF’s Global Achievement Academy (GAA), a new program of study for international students, and I had the pleasure of being asked to teach it. I was excited to try out this “mixed” experiment and work…

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…