Pedagogy

Errors and Expectations: A Guide for the Teacher of Basic Writing

Errors and Expectations is one of those books that I feel like I know really well (because it’s so strongly situated in the field) but had never read past the introduction. I was surprised to see how much of what Shaughnessy was saying about basic writing (BW) students was still relevant 35 years later—minus more… Continue reading Errors and Expectations: A Guide for the Teacher of Basic Writing

CCR 611: Comp Histories/Theories · Disability Studies

Rhetorical Constructions of Remediation

I’ve been researching the rhetorical constructions of Asperger Syndrome, and when I approached this week’s readings for Comp Histories/Theories, I saw a theme emerging from Shaughnessy, Lu, and Rose that addressed the development of the “remedial” student. The frustrations that revolve around basic writing courses—that students are so far behind or that they cannot succeed within… Continue reading Rhetorical Constructions of Remediation