February 25, 2006

another call for papers

Hi all. Here's another call for papers that focuses on teaching writing. I'm on a listserv and get CFPs every Thursday, so I thought I' d post some relevent ones for the class.

Subject: CFP: Second Language Writing Across Contexts (6/30/06;
Date: 22Feb06 1:52pm

Call for Papers-Building Bridges: Second Language Writing Across

This CFP is posted online at:

We invite contributions for an edited collection, _Building Bridges:
Second Language Writing Across Contexts_, which attempts to close
existing gaps in international conversations among second language
writing scholars in elementary and secondary schools, two-year colleges,
post-secondary institutions, and community programs. Much current
scholarship on second language writing comes out of post-secondary
institutions in the United States. This volume attempts to build bridges
between this context and other sites of second language writing
research, theory, and pedagogy.

We anticipate contributions to five major sections:
-Exploring Boundaries: Disciplinary Realms for Second Language Writing
-Understanding Contexts: The Current Status of Second Language Writing
-Posing Questions: Sites of Inquiry in Second Language Writing
-Supporting Collaboration: Projects that Cross Contextual Boundaries
-Identifying Resources: Annotated Bibliographies on Second Language
Writing in Context

Contributions might focus on, but are not limited to:
-The current status of second language writing pedagogies, research, or
theories in a specific context;
-Institutional locations of second language writing instruction and
research in relation to disciplinary boundaries;
-What second language writing scholars would like to learn from their
colleagues working in other contexts;
-Underrepresented sites of second language writing scholarship;
-Questions developing out of teaching or researching second language
writing in a specific context;
-Reports of in-progress or completed research that crosses contextual
boundaries for second language writing;
-Reports of in-progress or completed projects that reflect
collaborations among scholars working in different contexts; or
-Suggestions for initiating and supporting collaborations among scholars
working in different contexts.

All contributions should be accessible to readers who are new to the
field of second language writing or who primarily work in a related
field. Given the volume's focus on contexts, authors also should include
descriptions of their own institutional contexts.

We request that submissions not exceed 20 manuscript pages (including a
list of references, tables and figures, and appendices). Please follow
the manuscript preparation guidelines outlined in the 5th edition of the
APA Manual. We plan to send each manuscript out for external review to
help us assess its quality and to generate feedback for revision.

Please send submissions to Jessie Moore Kapper (
Microsoft Word (.doc) or rich text format (.rtf) files-by June 30, 2006.
Any questions also should be directed to

Jessie Moore Kapper, Elon University, and Elizabeth Patton, Purdue

This CFP is posted online at:

Jessie Moore Kapper
Assistant Professor, Professional Writing and Rhetoric, TESOL
Professional Writing and Rhetoric Coordinator
Department of English
Elon University

2192 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244


Professional Writing and Rhetoric Concentration:

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February 23, 2006

Ed Schiappa's Plagiarism intro.

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February 20, 2006

Call For Papers

Hi all. I recieved the following CFP that I thought may be of interest to our class.

CFP: Writing Across the Curriculum (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Call for Papers: Writing Across the Curriculum is a permanent section of the
Midwest Modern Language Association. The 48th Annual M/MLA Convention will be
held November 9-12, at The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois.
This year’s theme is “Service Learning: Writing for/about the Community.? This
panel invites papers from all disciplines on Writing Across the Curriculum and
encourages proposals from community colleges and online learning institutions in
addition to traditional four-year colleges and universities.

Panel Description:
This panel will explore the various ways that the pedagogy of service learning
and civic engagement are incorporated into English composition courses and
writing courses across disciplines. Through analysis and discussion, we will
examine the relationships between theories and institutional practices and
explore service learning as a framework for discovery, engagement, and
professional development.

Please email a 250-word abstract to Joseph A. Barda (Section Chair) by March 31,
Joseph A. Barda
Curriculum Chair- Humanities and Social Sciences
Robert Morris College
Chicago, Illinois

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February 14, 2006

Assigning Online Research: Steven

Here are the links I was using in class.

Guides to online sources
Michigan State University:

U Cal Berkeley:

Democracy Now!:

Project Censored:

Project Censored's depleted uranium story:

Information clearing house on fall of Saddam statue:

About information clearing house: