Delivering College Composition by Kathleen B Yancey. The Fifth Canon
Delivering College Composition
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Delivering College Composition

The Fifth Canon

Invention, Arrangement, Style, Memory . . . . Delivery. Of the five rhetorical canons defined by Aristotle, Delivery is the most overlooked and most frequently undertheorized. Delivery provides a lens into the ways composition curricula is designed; into the kinds of writing expected from students; and to the new electronic, physical, and curricular spaces created for composing. Delivering College Composition addresses the need for a more rigorous examination of Delivery, arguing that composition is increasingly being delivered in different ways by different individuals for different purposes within...

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Invention, Arrangement, Style, Memory . . . . Delivery. Of the five rhetorical canons defined by Aristotle, Delivery is the most overlooked and most frequently undertheorized. Delivery provides a lens into the ways composition curricula is designed; into the kinds of writing expected from students; and to the new electronic, physical, and curricular spaces created for composing. Delivering College Composition addresses the need for a more rigorous examination of Delivery, arguing that composition is increasingly being delivered in different ways by different individuals for different purposes within different contexts—yet retaining its identity as well.

Kathleen Yancey asks a number of probing questions about the current state of writing instruction:

    What is college composition?
    What does it look like, given the multiple ways it is delivered?
    What features do courses share?
    Is there a common understanding about their purposes, methods, and outcomes?
    How do multiple delivery systems alter and redefine this thing we call college composition?
    How does delivery matter?
From a research university, to a private college, to an historically black school, to a cyberschool, to advanced placement English classes, Delivering College Composition gives answers to these questions through in-depth analyses from more than a dozen teaching environments.

Focusing strongly on practice and its theoretical implications, Yancey and company provide a frank and informative "thick description&qupt; of classroom instruction, and in the process offer new definitions of what composition means in the present—and what it might look like in the future.

Contents

1. Delivering College Composition: A Vocabulary for Discussion, Kathleen Blake Yancey
2. The Canon of Delivery in Rhetorical Theory: Selections, Commentary, and Advice, Martin Jacobi
3. Faculties, Students, Sites, Technologies: Multiple Deliveries of Composition at a Research University, Irwin Weiser
4. Getting Our Money's Worth: Delivering Composition at a Comprehensive State University, Joyce Magnotto Neff
5. Delivering Composition at a Liberal Arts College: Making the Implicit Explicit, Carol Rutz
6. Keepin' It Real: Delivering College Composition at an HBCU, Teresa Redd
7. Advanced Placement, Not Advanced Exemption: Challenges for High Schools, Colleges, and Universities, David A. Jolliffe and Bernard Phelan
8. The Space Between: Dual-Credit Programs as Brokering, Community Building, and Professionalization, Christine Farris
9. Is It Pedagogical or Administrative? Administering Distance Delivery to High Schools, Paul Bodmer
10. Design, Delivery, and Narcolepsy, Todd Taylor
11. Toward Delivering New Definitions of Writing, Marvin Diogenes and Andrea A. Lunsford
12. Undisciplined Writing, Joseph Harris
13. Asynchronicity: Delivery Composition and Literature in the Cyberclassroom, Richard Courage
14. Distributed Teaching, Distributed Learning: Integrating Technology and Critera-Driven Assessment into the Delivery of First-Year Composition, Rebecca Rickly
15. Delivering College Composition into the Future, Kathleen Blake Yancey

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