Conference in Lethbridge, AB Oct 26

Alberta Writes: Conversations about Writing in Secondary and Post-secondary Contexts

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Bob Broad
Director of Illinois State University’s Writing Program and Author of ‘What We Really Value: Beyond Rubrics in Teaching and Assessing Writing’ (2003).

All academic professionals with an interest in writing skills development for youth at the secondary and post-secondary level are cordially invited to attend and actively participate in this one day event. Information about this event will be posted on the conference blog:

New article by Doug Brent in CCC

Doug Brent’s article on co-op students learning to write argues that students draw on rhetorical knowledge they develop through their academic experiences when they write in workplace contexts.
“Crossing Boundaries: Co-op Students Relearning to Write.” CCC 63:4, June 2012.

Proposal writing course

Here’s a link to an article written about the proposal writing class I taught last fall:

One of the grant proposals we wrote was funded to help raise money for a greenhouse, and with this money the community organic farm will be able to buy one and built it.

More information about the class itself is on this webpage:

If you like to know more, feel free to email me at

I’ll be teaching the course again this coming fall term and would be happy to help anyone else who wants to do a similar kind of course.

Roger Graves