116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Composition and Rhetoric I

Session Chair: 
Wallace Cleaves, University of California, Riverside
Session 3: Saturday 8:15 am – 9:45 am
Miller Hall 139


  1. Chloe Allmand, Western Washington University
    This project uses a grounded theory methodology to study what university professors mean when they talk about “getting to know students.” “Knowing students” can be broken down by considering hierarchal and intimate distance between professors and students, the degree of knowing between them, the roles professors and students embody, and the rapport between professors and their students.
  2. David R. Albachten, Bogazici University
    This paper is an outcome of a large and long-term longitudinal 1,000-student, 8,900 paper study of L2 academic writing students at two English-medium universities in Turkey.  Using objective and consistent measures over eight years from preparatory/foundation courses to undergraduate and even graduate work, the results point to the need for L1-specific changes in curriculum using a handful of commonly shared issues as a starting point to build better L2 academic writers.
  3. Ryan Leack, University of California, Riverside
    This paper examines the role of rhetoric and quantum physics (what I term "quantum rhetoric") in first-year writing classrooms. Rhetoric and physics— historically and conceptually coalescing projects—illuminate the entanglement of matter and meaning, thus deepening student writing through attention to environment, objects, artifacts, and lifeworlds.
Session Cancelled: