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Each week, 1-2 people will curate the ideas and writing from our class into a featured blog. We will use these blogs to connect with colleagues outside our course.

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Let’s do this

Let’s do this

Hello everyone and happy Sunday, As promised in the email from Jan 7, here are some things for us to do this week and things to prep for our first class next Monday (the 28th): This week (hopefully soon or at least before Friday, Jan 25): If you didn’t watch the welcome video or check out the website previously, …

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Welcome to Spring 2019

Welcome to Spring 2019

Hello 632 colleagues! And Happy New Year! I created a video welcome with some information about the course and plans (see below). In a nutshell: Here’s our course website (I don’t use BbLearn for anything). I’ll be adding you all as authors to this site soon so we can blog together. If you’re avoiding other …

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Luke Scholl: The Rise of Writing (Chapter 4/Conclusion)

Luke Scholl: The Rise of Writing (Chapter 4/Conclusion)

The fourth chapter of Brandt’s The Rise of Writing, “When Everybody Writes,” focuses on how writers and writing work in relation to other writers. As Brandt states, “Proximity to other writing people—ample, ongoing, routine proximity—plays myriad, formative roles in the development and calibration of writing, writing skill, and writing consciousness” (158). Early in the chapter …

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Amanda Rhine: The Rise of Writing (chapter 3)

Amanda Rhine: The Rise of Writing (chapter 3)

  Writing is the Right Thing to Do for Literacy In chapter 3 “Occupation: Author” in The Rise of Writing, Deborah Brandt starts off by stating “The belief that writing ability is a subsidiary of reading ability runs deep in American society and schooling. You can only write as well as you can read. The …

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Meredith Murrietta: The Rise of Writing (chapter 3)

Meredith Murrietta: The Rise of Writing (chapter 3)

Brandt starts out the 3rd chapter, “Occupation: Author” with the task of trying to differentiate between a reading-based literacy and a writing-based literacy. She claims that writing has taken a shadow to reading with regards to importance in our culture. Brandt seeks to argue that writing-based literacy is its own and does not necessarily stem …

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