Rhetoric & Composition

I have been compiling a list of websites on the topic of Rhetoric & Composition for use on a subject guide for the college.  I’ve decided to list them below.  Some are more appropriate to teaching than to students so I have not included them in my college guide but they are worth keeping for looking into in future.  Here they are:

The following is an excellent site to use as an overview of the topic:  http://rhetoric.byu.edu/default.htm

Writing Spaces is an online textbook with several chapters that may be of interest to the instructors for this course.  I have included links to only a few of them here, but would recommend instructors review the text in its entirety to decide what is most appropriate for their course.  See below for links:

http://writingspaces.org/essays/backpacks-vs-briefcases

http://writingspaces.org/singh-corcoran–composition-as-a-write

http://writingspaces.org/dasbender–critical-thinking-in-college-writing

http://writingspaces.org/essays/finding-the-good-argument

http://writingspaces.org/essays/so-youve-got-a-writing-assignment

http://writingspaces.org/reid–ten-ways-to-think

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Rhetoric_and_Composition, designed for use as a textbook in first-year college composition programs.

http://www.inventio.us/ccc/– College Composition and Communication website. The CCC Online Archive is designed primarily as a research tool, an online supplement to the journal College Composition and Communication.

www.dwrl.utexas.edu/about/ University of Texas at Austin, explores how information technologies are changing the ways we produce and consume texts, the ways we argue, and how we can flexibly address these sociotechnical changes.

http://enculturation.gmu.edu/– A refereed online journal devoted to contemporary theories of rhetoric, writing, and culture.

http://www4.uwsp.edu/english/iw/– Issues in Writing is a semiannual, refereed journal devoted to the study of writing in science and technology, government, education, business and industry, the arts and humanities, and the professions.

http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/teachingwriting/search/titles – A journal devoted to the teaching of composition and the language arts.*

http://www.jowr.org/– An international peer reviewed journal that publishes high quality theoretical, empirical, and review papers covering the broad spectrum of writing research.

Journal of Electronic Publishing – A really interesting ejournal on publishing ejournals.

rhetcomp.com – A portal to sites relevant to the field of rhetoric and composition.

http://rhetoric.byu.edu/, The Forest of Rhetoric by Dr. Gideon Burton, Brigham Young University.
http://writing.colostate.edu/, writing at Colorado State University
http://wpacouncil.org/, counsil of writing program administrators
http://comppile.org/wpa+nsse/, a consortium for the study of writing in college.
http://www.nwp.org/, the national writing project based in the United States.  You can search this site for additional resources on rhetoric.
http://wac.colostate.edu/, a clearinghouse of resources on writing compiled by Colorado State University.
http://mappingproject.ucdavis.edu/homepage, research on activity devoted to student writing.
http://writingcenters.org/, International Writing Centers Association
http://www.schreibzentrum.de/eataw2007/, The European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing.
http://www.ncte.org/cccc/, The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication.

http://orgs.tamu-commerce.edu/cbw/cbw/News.html, a site for professional and personal conversations on pedagogy, curriculum, administration, and social issues affecting basic writing.

http://www.ncte.org/, National Council of Teachers of English.

http://www.writinginstructor.com/, a networked journal and digital community for writers and teachers of writing.

 

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