Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Writing Assignments


Anson, Chris M., et alScenarios for Teaching Writing:  Contexts for Discussion and Reflective Practice.  Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1993.  Chapter 1, “Creating Effective Writing Assignments.”

Applebee, Arthur N.  Contexts for Learning to Write.  Norwood, NJ:  Ablex, 1984.

Atwell, Nancie.  “Everyone Sits at a Big Desk:  Discovering Topics for Writing.”  English Journal 74 (September 1985):  35-39.  Rpt. Rhetoric and Composition: A Sourcebook for Teachers and Writers. Ed. Richard L. Graves. 3rd ed. Heinemann Boynton/Cook, 1990. 76-83.

Banerjee, Payal, et al.  Using Writing to Teach.  Syracuse, NY:  The Graduate School of Syracuse University, 2002.

Barnes, Douglas, James Britton, and Mike Torbe.  Language, the Learner and the School.  4th ed.  Boynton/Cook, 1989.

Bartholomae, David.  “Writing Assignments:  Where Writing Begins.”  Fforum 4 (1982):  300-312.

Bogel, Fredric, and Katherine Gottschalk, eds.  Teaching Prose:  A Guide for Writing Instructors.  New York:  Norton, 1984.  Especially useful are “Classroom Activities” (46-85) and “Designing Essay Assignments” (87-113).

Bridgeman, B., and S. Carlson.  “Survey of Academic Writing Tasks.”  Written Communication 1.2 (1984):  247-280.

Brossell, Gordon C., and Barbara Hoetker Ash.  “An Experiment with the Wording of Essay Topics.”  College Composition and Communication 35 (December 1984):  423-5.

Brossell, Gordon C.  “Rhetorical Specification in Essay Examination Topics.”  College English 45 (1983):  160-73.  [file Assignments]

Carden, Patricia.  “Designing a Course.”  Teaching Prose:  A Guide for Writing Instructors.  Ed. Fredric Bogel and Katherine Gottschalk.  New York:  Norton, 1984.  20-44. 

Charney, Davida H., and Richard A. Carlson.  “Learning to Write in a Genre:  What Student Writers Take from Model Texts.”  Research in the Teaching of English 29.1 (February 1995):  88-125.

Clark, Irene L. Concepts in Composition:  Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing.  Ed. Irene L. Clark.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003.

Clark, Irene L.  “A Genre Approach to Writing Assignments.”  Composition Forum 14.2 (Fall 2005).

Connors, Robert , and Cheryl Glenn.  The New St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing.  Boston:  Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1999.

Corder, Jim.  “Occasion and Need in Writing.”  Freshman English News 17.3 (1988):  3-4, 10.

Cox, Gerard H.  “Designing Essay Assignments.”  Teaching Prose:  A Guide for Writing Instructors.  Ed. Frederic V. Bogel and Katherine K. Gottschalk.  New York:  Norton, 1984.  87-113.

Dittmer, Allan.  “Guidelines for Writing Assignments in the Content Areas.”  English Journal 75.4 (1986):  59-63.  [file Assignments]

Dollieslager, Rick.  “Linking Assignments to Produce Essays in Basic Writing.”  Teaching English in the Two-Year College 16.3 (1989):  187.

Doyle, W.  “Academic Work.”  Review of Educational Research 53.2 (1983):  159-99.
Edgar, Christopher, and Ron Radgett, eds. Old Faithful: Eighteen Writers Present Their Favorite Writing Assignments. New York: Teachers and Writers Collaborative.

Elbow, Peter.  “High Stakes and Low Stakes in Assigning and Responding to Writing.”  Dialogue on Writing:  Rethinking ESL, Basic Writing, and First-Year Composition.  Ed. Geraldine DeLuca, Len Fox, Mark-Ameen Johnson, and Myra Kogen.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum, 2002.

Emig, Janet.  “Writing as a Mode of Learning.”  College Composition and Communication 28.2 (May 1977):  122-28.  Rpt. Cross-Talk in Comp Theory:  A Reader.  Ed. Victor Villanueva, Jr.  Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1997.  7-15.

Exercise Exchange.

Farley, Sarah Reimer.  “Constructing Composition Assignments.”  Structuring for Success in the English Classroom:  Classroom Practices in Teaching English, 1981-1982.  Ed. Candy Carter.  Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1982.  98-101.

Farrell, Edmund J.  “The Beginning Begets:  Making Composition Assignments.”  English Journal 58 (1969):  425-33.

Fitzgerald, Kathryn.  “The Platteville Papers:  Inscribing Frontier Ideology and Culture in an Nineteenth-Century Writing Assignment.”  College English 64.3 (January 2002):  273-301.

Fleming, J. David.  “The Very Idea of a Progymnasmata.”  Rhetoric Review 22.2 (2003):  105-120.

Flower, Linda, and John Hayes.  “The Cognition of Discovery:  Defining a Rhetorical Problem.”  College Composition and Communication 31 (February 1980):  21-32.

Fontaine, Sheryl I., and Francie Quaas.  “Transforming Connections and Building Bridges:  Assigning, Reading, and Evaluating the Collage Essay.”  Teaching Writing Creatively.  Ed. David Starkey.  Portsmouth, NH:  Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 1998.  111-125.

Freedman, Sarah Warshauer, intro.  Response to Student Writing.  Eds. Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Cynthia Greenleaf, and Melanie Sperling. Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1987.  1-10.

Freedman, Sarah Warshauer.  “Summary of the Research.”  Response to Student Writing.  Eds. Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Cynthia Greenleaf, and Melanie Sperling. Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1987.  155-159.

Fuss, Diana J.  “Gender, Role, and Class: In Quest of the Perfect Writing Theme.”  Teaching Writing:  Pedagogy, Gender and Equity.  Eds. Cynthia L. Caywood and Gillian R. Overing.  Albany, NY:  SUNY P, 1987.  107-112.

Gardner, Traci. Designing Writing Assignments. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English, 2008.

Glenn, Cheryl.  The St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing.  5th ed.  Boston:  Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003.

Gottschalk, Katherine K., and Keith Hjortshoj.  The Elements of Teaching Writing for Instructors in All Disciplines. Boston:  Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2004.

Grasmuck, Sherri, and Susan Hyatt.  “Sequencing Writing Across Liberal Arts Majors.”  Peer Review 6.1 (Fall 2003):  18-20.

Greenberg, Karen.  The Effects of Variations in Essay Questions on the Writing Performance of CUNY Freshmen.  New York:  Instructional Resources Center, City University of New York, 1981.

Haisty, Donna.  “Sequencing Then and Now.”  The Writing Instructor 3 (Summer 1984):  169-76.

Harris, Jeanette, and Christine Hult.  “Using a Survey of Writing Assignments to Make Informed Curricular Decisions.”  WPA:  Writing Program Administration 8.3 (1985):  7-14.

Harvey, Gordon.  “Asking for It:  Imagining the Role of Student Writing.”  ADE Bulletin 116 (1997):  3-7.

Head, Alison J., and Michael B. Eisenberg. ”Assigning Inquiry: How Handouts for Research Assignments Guide Today’s College Students.” Project Information Literacy Progress Report. 12 July 2010.

Hoetker, James, and Gordon Brossell.  “The Effects of Systematic Variations in Essay Topics on the Writing Performance of College Freshmen.”  College Composition and Communication 40 (December 1989):  414-21.

Holland, Robert M.  “Piagetian Theory and the Design of Composing Assignments.”  Arizona English Bulletin 19 (1976):  17-22.

Howard, Tharon W.  “Four Designs for Electronic Writing Projects.”  The Dialogic Classroom:  Teachers Integrating Computer Technology, Pedagogy, and Research.  Eds. Jeffrey R. Galin and Joan Latchlaw.  Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1998.  210-240.

Hunt, Doug.  Misunderstanding the Assignment: Teenage Students, College Writing, and the Pains of Growth.  Boynton/Cook, 2002.

Irmscher, William.  “Topics.”  Teaching Expository Writing.  New York:  Holt, 1979.   69-77.

Jenkins, Cheryl S.  “The Writing Assignment:  An Obstacle or a Vehicle?”  English Journal 69 (1980):  66-9.

Jenseth, Richard.  “Assignment Sequencing in Advanced Composition.”  ATAC Newsletter 1.1 (1989):  10-11.

Johnson, Sarah Coprich, and Julia Stutts Austin.  “Bridging Cross-Cultural Differences Through Writing.”  Voices in English Classrooms: Honoring Diversity and Change.  Eds. Lenora (Leni) Cook and Helen C. Lodge.  Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1996.  85-98.

Jolliffe, David A.  “The Myth of Transcendence and the Problem of the “Ethics” Essay in College Writing Instruction.”  Pedagogy in the Age of Politics: Writing and Reading (in) the Academy.  Eds. Patricia A. Sullivan and Donna J. Qualley.  Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1994.  183-194.

Jones, Edward S.  Improvement of Study Habits:  Including Approved Techniques of Studying in College.  Buffalo NY:  Foster & Stewart, 1934, 1945.

Jordan, John E.  “Theme Assignments:  Servants or Masters?”  College Composition and Communication 14 (1963):  51-3.

Kiniry, Malcolm, and Ellen Strenski.  “Sequencing Expository Writing:  A Recursive Approach.”  College Composition and Communication 36 (May 1985):  191-202.

Krupa, Gene H.  Situational Writing.  Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth, 1982.

LaFleur, Michael.  “Students Creating Their Own Assignments.”  Teaching English in the Two-Year College 21.2 (1994):  132.

Langer, Judith A.  “Where Problems Start:  The Effects of Available Information on Responses to School Writing Tasks.”  Contexts for Learning to Writing.  Ed. Arthur N. Applebee, et al.  Norwood, NJ:  Ablex, 1984.  135-148.

Larson, Richard L.  “Making Assignments, Judging Writing, and Annotating Papers:  Some Suggestions.”  Training the New Teacher of College Composition.  Ed. Charles W. Bridges.  Urbana, IL:  NCTE, 1986.  109-16.

Larson, Richard.  “Teaching Before We Judge:  Planning Assignments in Composition.”  The Leaflet 66 (1967):  3-15.  Rpt. The Writing Teacher’s Sourcebook.  Eds. Edward P.J. Corbett and Gary Tate.  New York:  Oxford, 1981.  208-19.

Larson, Richard.  “Writing Assignments:  How Might They Encourage Learning?”  Twelve Readers Reading:  Responding to College Student Writing.  By Ronald F. Lunsford and Richard Straub.  Cresskill, NJ:  Hampton, 1995.  375-385.

Lees, Elaine O.  “Building Thought on Paper with Adult Basic Writers.”  The Writer’s Mind.  Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1983.  145-52.

Lindemann, Erika.  “Making and Evaluating Writing Assignments.”  A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers.  3rd ed.  New York:  Oxford UP, 1995.  207-215.

Lunsford, Andrea.  “Assignments for Basic Writers:  Unresolved Issues and Needed Research.”  Journal of Basic Writing 5.1 (Winter 1986):  87-99.  [file Assignments]

MacDonald, Susan Peck.  “Problem Definition in Academic Writing.”  College English 49 (1987):  315-331.

McAndrew, Donald A.  The Effects of an Assigned Rhetorical Context on the Holistic Quality and Syntax of the Writing of High and Low Ability College Writers.  ERIC, 1981.  ED 235 481.

McCleary, Bill.  “Write it Down!”  Composition Chronicle 2.9 (January 1990):  7.

McCormick, Kathleen.  “‘On a topic of your own choosing . . .'”  Writing Theory and Critical Theory.  Ed. John Clifford and John Schilb.  New York:  Modern Language Association, 1994.  33-52.

McKeachie, Wilbert J.  Teaching Tips:  A Guidebook for the Beginning College Teacher.  8th ed.  Lexington, MA:  Heath, 1986.

Melzer, Dan. Assignments Across the Curriculum: A National Study of College Writing. Utah State UP, 2014.

Melzer, Dan.  “Assignments Across the Curriculum:  A Survey of College Writing.”  Language and Learning Across the Disciplines 6.1 (December 2002):  88-112.

Melzer, Dan. “Writing Assignments Across the Curriculum: A National Study of College Writing.” College Composition and Communication 61.2 (Dec. 2009): W240-261.

Middleton, James E., and John D. Reiff.  “A ‘Student-Based’ Approach to Writing Assignments.”  College Composition and Communication 36.2 (May 1985):  232-4.

Moffett, James.  Active Voice:  A Writing Program Across the Curriculum.  Upper Montclair, NJ:  Boynton/Cook, 1981.

Moffett, James.  Teaching the Universe of Discourse.  Boston:  Houghton, 1968.
Moss, Andy, and Carol Holder. “Assigning Writing.” Improving Student Writing. Kendall-Hunt.

Nathan, Norman.  “Assignment for the Future.”  College English 14.8 (1953):  468-469.

National Council of Teachers of English.  “Teaching Composition:  A Position Statement.”  College English 36.2 (1974):  219-221.

Nelson, Jennie.  “This Was an Easy Assignment:  Examining How Students Interpret Academic Writing Tasks.”  Research in the Teaching of English 24 (December 1990):  362-96.

Nespor, J.  “Academic Tasks in a High School English Class.”  Curriculum Inquiry 17 (1987):  203-28.

Newell, George E., and Peter Winograd.  “Writing about and Learning from History Texts:  The Effects of Task and Academic Ability.”  Research in the Teaching of English 29.2 (May 1995):  133-63.

Odell, Lee.  “Defining and Assessing Competence in Writing.”  The Nature and Measurement of Competency in English.  Ed. Charles Cooper.  Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1981.  95-138.

Penn State University Composition Program Handbook.  “Sequencing Writing Projects in Any Composition Class.”  Strategies for Teaching First-Year Composition.  Ed. Duane Roen, Veronica Pantoja, Lauren Yena, Susan K. Miller, and Eric Waggoner. Urbana, IL:  NCTE, 2002.  134-136.

Petraglia, Joseph.  “Spinning Like a Kite:  A Closer Look at the Pseudotransactional Function of Writing.”  JAC:  A Journal of Composition Theory 15.1 (1995):  19-33.

Poley, Irvin C.  “A Spiral Approach to Composition.”  English Journal 33.10 (1944):  532-538.

Rankin, Elizabeth.  “From Simple to Complex:  Ideas of Order in Assignment Sequences.”  Journal of Advanced Composition 10 (1990):  126-134.

Reiff, John D., and James E. Middleton.  “A Model for Designing and Revising Assignments.”  Fforum:  Essays on Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing.  Ed. Patricia L. Stock.  Upper Montclair:  Boynton/Cook, 1983.  263-312.  [file Assignments]

Roen, Duane H.  “Developing Effective Assignments for Second Language Writers.”  Richness in Writing:  Empowering ESL Students.  Ed. Donna M. Johnson and Duane H. Roen.  New York:  Longman, 1989.  193-206.

Roen, Duane H.  “Writing Assignments That Work.”  Journal of Teaching Writing 6 (Spring 1987):  31-40.

Roth, Audrey.  “Highly Structured Writing Assignments.”  Classroom Practices in Teaching English, 1967-1968.  Ed. A.J. Beeler and Donald W. Emery.  Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1967.  47-53.

Roth, Phyllis A.  “Re-Viewing Reading and Writing Assignments.”  The Writer’s Mind:  Writing as a Mode of Thinking.  Eds. Janice N. Hays, Phyllis A. Roth, Jon R. Ramsey, and Robert D. Foulke.  Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1983.  210-220.  [file Assignments]

Rose, Mike.  “Remedial Writing Courses:  A Critique and a Proposal.”  College English 45 (1983):  109-28.

Rubin, Lois.  “Combining the Personal and Analytical:  Assignments for Basic Writing.”  Teaching English in the Two-Year College 19.2 (1992):  141-147.

Ruth, Leo, and Sandra Murphy.  “Designing Topics for Writing Assessments:  Problems of Meaning.”  College Composition and Communication 35 (December 1984):  410-42.

Schneiderman, Beth Kline.  “Designing a New Writing Assignment for a Literature Course.”  Teaching English in the Two-Year College 19 (October 1992):  210-214.

Schuster, Charles.  “Situational Sequencing.”  The Writing Instructor 3 (Summer 1984):  177-184.

Sorcinelli, Mary Deane, and Peter Elbow, eds.  Writing to Learn: Strategies for Assigning and Responding to Writing Across the Disciplines.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.

Smith, William, et al.  “Some Effects of Varying the Structure of a Topic on College Students’ Writing.”  Written Communication 2 (1985):  73-89.

Soven, Margot K.  “A Focus on the Assignment:  The La Salle Interdisciplinary Writing Program.”  Journal of Teaching Writing 5 (1986):  333-42.

Soven, Margot K.  “Helping Students Generalize, Specify, Clarify:  A Sequence for Writing Assignments.”  Structuring for Success in the English Classroom:  Classroom Practices in Teaching English, 1981-1982.  Ed. Candy Carter.  Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1982.  102-106.

Stanion, Charles.  “Initiating.”  Writing on the Edge 5.1 (1993):  67-70.

Stotsky, Sandra.  “Ethical Guidelines for Writing Assignments.”  Social Issues in the English Classroom.  Ed. C. Mark Hurlbert and Samuel Totten.  Urbana, IL:  National Council of Teachers of English, 1992.  283-303.

Tremblay, Paula Y.  “Writing Assignments for Cognitive Development.”  College Composition and Communication 37.3 (1986):  342-343.

Trimmer, Joseph.  “Real World Writing Assignments.”  JAC:  A Journal of Composition Theory 19.1 (Winter 1999):  35-50.

Wallace, M. Elizabeth Sargent.  “How Composition Scholarship Changed the Way I Ask for and Respond to Student Writing.”  Profession 94:  34-40.

Walvoord, Barbara E.  Helping Students Write Well:  A Guide for Teachers in All Disciplines.  2nd ed.  New York:  Modern Language Association, 1986.

Weese, Katherine L.  “‘Only Connect’:  Sequencing Assignments in the Beginning Writing Classroom.”  Teaching Academic Literacy:  The Uses of Teacher-Research in Developing a Writing Program.  Ed. Katherine L. Weese, Stephen L. Fox, and Stuart Greene.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999.  45-66.

Weiser, Irwin.  “Better Writing Through Rhetorically-Based Assignments.”  Journal of Teaching Writing 6 (1987):  41-8.

Weiser, Irwin.  “Local Research and Curriculum Development:  Using Surveys to Learn About Writing Assignments in the Disciplines.”  The Writing Program Administrator as Researcher. Ed. Shirley K. Rose and Irwin Weiser. Westport, CT: Heinemann Boynton/Cook, 1999.  95-106.

White, Edward M.  “Assessment and the Design of Effective Writing Assignments.”  Teaching and Assessing Writing:  Recent Advances in Understanding, Evaluating, and Improving Student Performance.  2nd ed.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 1994. 21-51.

White, Edward M.  Assigning, Responding, Evaluating:  A Writing Teacher’s Guide.  3rd ed.  New York:  St. Martin’s P, 1995.

Wilhoit, Stephen.  “Moffett and Point of View:  A Creative Writing Assignment Sequence.”  Journal of Teaching Writing 5 (1986):  297-306.  [file Assignments]

Willingham, Daniel B.  “Effective Feedback on Written Assignments.”  Teaching of Psychology 17 (February 1990):  10-12.

Wilner, Arlene. “The Challenges of Assignment Design in Discipline-Based Freshman Writing Classes.”  Composition Forum 14.2 (Fall 2005).