“Fallacies” About Freshman Composition

Nan Miller’s “study” for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy presents six “fallacies” about freshman composition. I’d like to take this opportunity to comment on them:Fallacy 1: The purpose of English 101 in “to empower writers to membership in various discourse communities.” I’ll admit, the quote Miller chooses here is poorly worded. … Continue reading “Fallacies” About Freshman Composition

"Correcting" Freshman Composition

As any teacher does, I'm always looking for ways to improve my pedagogy, especially in the areas that interest me most--including freshman composition. So I was interested to read a “study” called “English 101: Prologue to Literacy or Postmodern Moonshine” and produced by Nan Miller for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education--even though … Continue reading "Correcting" Freshman Composition