The writer Donald Murray once observed that “writing may appear magic, but it is [teachers’] responsibility to take our students backstage to watch the pigeons being tucked up in the magician’s sleeve.” But what does he mean by that, and, how do we do it? Luckily, writing studies (also known as “composition and rhetoric”) has devoted over a century to debating and studying answers to these rich and perpetual questions. Come backstage with me, and we’ll explore some of the most recent research and how it translates into everyday classroom practices for all disciplines and all levels.
Presented by Lisa Lebduska, Professor of English
Date: Wednesday, April 6th
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Place: President’s Dining Room
All are welcome to attend!