Readings about FYW
Andrew Hollinger begins his essay, “You’re Going to Need This for College,” with his own experience of first hearing this advice, but then he picks apart the phrase, questioning its purpose. We invite you to read this essay at the start of your work in this course to consider what you personally need for college. How might it differ from what you expected when you were in high school? How might it differ throughout the semester? Throughout your college experience? From your colleagues?
Keywords from this chapter in Bad Ideas about Writing
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Author Bio from Bad Ideas about Writing
Andrew Hollinger is a lecturer at the University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley. A former high school teacher, he is interested in exploring the transitions students make between high school and college. He co-founded/co-edits crosspol: a journal of transitions for hs + college writing teachers. He also researches the (de/re)professionalization of the teaching class. Find him on Twitter: @ashollinger.
(also known as first-year writing, freshman composition, or freshman English) is usually two introductory core curriculum writing courses that are required of students in U.S. colleges and universities; these courses generally focus on improving students' abilities to compose, as well as develop a rhetorical understanding of writing
is a concept that, once understood, changes the way that a person thinks about a topic
"is a body of knowledge consisting of theories of and research on teaching, learning, literacy, writing, and rhetoric, and the related practices that emerge. It is the deliberate integration of theory, research, personal philosophy, and rhetorical praxis into composition instruction at all levels from the daily lesson plan to the writing program and the communities it serves." – A Guide to Composition Pedagogy