Type of Document Thesis Author Brown, Meredith Kate URN etd-09172003-171122 Title A Cross-Section Of Research And Reflection In Composition And Rhetoric Degree Master of Arts Department English, Department of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Wendy Bishop Committee Chair Deborah Coxwell-Teague Committee Member Dennis Moore Committee Member Keywords
- Composition and Rhetoric
- Talk-Write Theory
- Process Pedagogy
Date of Defense 2003-08-02 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe four essays in this exam portfolio are representations of my research interests
and expertise in Composition and Rhetoric following the exam portfolio structure. The
first essay is a revision of two essays I wrote during fall 2001 about Robert Zoellner’s
1969 talk-write theory. I argue that Zoellner’s ideas lay the foundation for social
constructionist theory and have similarities with process pedagogy. Many of Zoellner’s critics dismissed talk-write because of its behaviorist base, but I believe that the problems with writing pedagogy Zoellner brought to the forefront are the same problems writing
teachers and theorists struggle with today.
The second essay is a bibliographic essay in which I review the recent literature on online writing labs (OWLs). I use the bibliographic essay to inform the third essay, which is an original essay written for this portfolio that offers tips for writing center directors who are interested in setting up an OWL, but are apprehensive. I point out the benefits of reaching students online, as well as the challenges of OWL set-up, maintenance, theory, and practice.
The fourth essay is my teaching philosophy. I explain that my teaching philosophy is continually evolving, and with each semester, new experiences influence my growth and teaching identity.
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