Thoughts on the 2016 Knights Write Showcase

From Marcy Galbreath —   The 2016 Knights Write Showcase brought together students, faculty, parents, and administrators to view, listen, and celebrate the stellar work created in UCF’s first-year writing classes. We enjoyed a great turnout, and were treated to presentations from 24 poster presenters and eight new and three returning panelists. The accomplishments of…

Reflection, or a Note on Grammar, Peer Review, and WAW

From Sarah Horning— In experience, I am a neophyte to the world of teaching composition, but in spirit I am a composition battleax, Bedford handbook and red pens firmly in hand. By summer’s end, my lessons were planned with all of the ad rem material, plus “just in time” mini-lessons on grammar sprinkled throughout the…

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…