Writing Program Calendar
Invitation to Present & Save the date! Roundtable on “close reading”
Tuesday, February 8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
On Zoom (link forthcoming)
The WP Research Writing Group invites your participation in roundtable discussions on what “close reading” means to you and your work in WP classrooms.
Our initial conversation in December confirmed that the WP has a wealth of faculty experiences, derived from different disciplinary backgrounds and individual research, that shape how “close reading” can be defined and used in teaching undergraduates how to engage in critical thinking. The diversities of our background and to the tasks that the WP pedagogy sets us were invigorating.
Our conversation also raised an interesting question: do we hope to come together in a mutually agreed upon definition of what “close reading” means, or do we hope to profit from an ongoing exchange that builds upon our differences?
To continue this conversation, we invite any interested WP faculty to prepare a short (10 minute) written presentation of how they teach “close reading”: this may include a sample lesson, a worksheet, and/or a discussion of the sources or definitions that inform your practice.
The written work will become the start of an archive of our teaching practices and philosophies and refences; it can serve as a rich starting point for future exchanges.
We will find a format to accommodate as many participants as want to demonstrate or discuss their ideas. Please let us know if you plan to present something by Friday, January 21 so that we can plan accordingly. All are welcome as audience, of course.
We look forward to hearing your work and your ideas.