CFP: Strategies for Fostering Student Resilience in First-Year Writing

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Call for Papers
September 30, 2022
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Composition & Rhetoric, Humanities, Teaching and Learning

Resilience is important for any kind of writing. The notion that good writing is rewriting is foundational to composition studies and pedagogy. But pushing through compositional failure to strengthen ideas, organization, and argumentation is a terribly difficult task for first-year students, many of whom are new to academic writing and intimidated by its conventions. This session will curate writing instructor perspectives on fostering resilience in the face of students’ challenges in the college writing classroom, from course and assignment design, to student support resources, to pedagogical philosophies and approaches, and classroom activities. This roundtable seeks to highlight a diverse array of approaches to writing instruction and strategies for student engagement that will not only serve as a pedagogical resource for participants, but also open up dialogue and debate about the challenges facing students and teachers alike.

Proposals should be submitted through the NeMLA submission portal by September 30, 2022. 

The conference will be held in Niagara Falls, New York from March 23 - 26, 2023.


Contact Info: 

Naomi Edwards, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of English
Suffolk County Community College
Brentwood, NY

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