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2012 June CCC, v63.4

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College Composition and Communication
Volume 63, Number 4, June 2012

Level(s): College

ISBN/ISSN: 0010-096X

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College Composition and Communication
Volume 63, Number 4, June 2012

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From the Editor: Tracing Intersections

Kathleen Blake Yancey

Crossing Boundaries: Co-op Students Relearning to Write
Doug Brent
Abstract: This article reviews the deeply conflicted literature on learning transfer, especially as it applies to rhetorical knowledge and skill. It then describes a study in which six students are followed through their first co-op work term to learn about which resources they draw on as they enter a new environment of professional writing. It suggests that although students engage in little one-to-one transfer of learning, they draw on a wide range of internalized rhetorical strategies learned from across their academic experience.

Sustainability as a Design Principle for Composition: Situational Creativity as a Habit of Mind
Matthew Newcomb
Abstract: Design is a rhetorical activity that requires creative thinking in response to difficult situations. That creative work ultimately builds new relationships and new contexts. Sustainable design can become an approach to composition that alters ways of thinking about writing situations, keeping ethical and contextual factors in focus, and encouraging students to develop habits of situational creativity.

Avoiding the Difference Fixation: Identity Categories, Markers of Difference, and the Teaching of Writing
Stephanie L. Kerschbaum
Abstract: In order to show difference as a dynamic, relational, and emergent construct, this article introduces “markers of difference,” rhetorical cues that signal the presence of difference between one or more interlocutors, and suggests practical means by which teachers can engage this concept to improve their teaching practice.

Symposium On Peer Review
Peer Review in the Tenure and Promotion Process
Irwin Weiser

Methodologies of Peer and Editorial Review: Changing Practices
Cynthia L. Selfe and Gail E. Hawisher

Review Essay: The Point Is to Change It: Problems and Prospects for Public Rhetors
Nancy Welch

Books discussed in this essay:

Reframing Writing Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning, Linda Adler-Kassner and Peggy O’Neill

Going Public: What Writing Programs Learn from Engagement, Shirley K. Rose and Irwin Weiser, editors

The Public Work of Rhetoric: Citizen-Scholars and Civic Engagement, John M. Ackerman and David J. Coogan, editors

Activism and Rhetoric: Theories and Contexts for Political Engagement, Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee, editors

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Announcements and Calls

CCC Reviewers for 2011–2012

Index to Volume 63

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