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: http://www.artsrn.ualberta.ca/conversasions/

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:

http://www.foa.ualberta.ca/en/Faculty%20of%20Arts%20News/2012/May/Awinningproposal.aspx#.T7apTQ73Kvk.twitter

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:

http://www.ualberta.ca/~graves1/WRS302.html

If you like to know more, feel free to email me at roger.graves@ualberta.ca

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