What Do We Mean, College Writing?

Like me, both of my guests on today’s episode are lecturers in the Rhetoric and Composition program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. At App State, we have what is called The Vertical Writing Curriculum, which is a series of four required writing courses for students. The first-year course is called RC 1000 Expository Writing and the second year course is called RC 2001 Writing Across the Curriculum. Each of my guests coordinates one of those required courses.

  • Ben Good coordinates the RC 1000 Expository Writing courses
  • Kelly Terzaken coordinates the RC 2001 Writing Across the Curriculum courses
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We begin this episode by discussing the problematic nature of the phrase, “college writing” and then we begin to work our way through a discussion of the course goals and outcomes for both Expository Writing and Writing Across the Curriculum. We also reference the Writing Across the Curriculum office and the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) position statement about the teaching of writing.

I’d love to hear from you with comments or questions about your own ideas related to the notion of college writing. Thanks so much for checking out the podcast!