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By David Franke, Alex Reid, Anthony Direnzo

Layout DISCOURSE: COMPOSING AND REVISING courses IN specialist AND TECHNICAL WRITING addresses the complexities of constructing specialist and technical writing courses. The essays within the assortment supply reflections on efforts to bridge cultures-what the editors signify because the "art and technology of writing"-often by means of addressing explicitly the tensions among them. layout DISCOURSE deals insights into the high-stakes judgements made through application designers as they search to "function on the intersection of the sensible and the summary, the human and the technical." individuals contain Diana L. Ashe, Brian D. Ballentine, Kelly Belanger, Julianne sofa, Anthony Di Renzo, James M. Dubinsky, Jude Edminster, David Franke, Gary Griswold, Dev Hathaway, Brent Henze, Colin ok. Keeney, Michael Knievel, Carla Kungl, Carol Lipson, Andrew Mara, Jim Nugent, Anne Parker, Jonathan Pitts, Alex Reid, Colleen A. Reilly, Wendy B. Sharer, Christine Stebbins, and Janice Tovey. DAVID FRANKE teaches at SUNY Cortland, the place he served as director of the pro writing software. He based and directs the Seven Valleys Writing venture at SUNY Cortland, a domain of the nationwide Writing venture. ALEX REID teaches on the college at Buffalo. His ebook, the 2 VIRTUALS: NEW MEDIA AND COMPOSITION, bought honorable point out for the W. Ross Winterowd Award for most sensible publication in Composition conception (2007), and his web publication, electronic Digs (, obtained the toilet Lovas Memorial educational blog award for contributions to the sphere of rhetoric and composition (2008). ANTHONY DI RENZO teaches company and technical writing at Ithaca collage, the place he built a qualified Writing focus for its BA in Writing. His scholarship concentrates at the ancient courting among expert writing and literature.

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Much, it seems, is at stake when naming a program. Robert Johnson points to a name’s ability to make things “unforgettable”; however, he acknowl19 Knievel, Belanger, Keeney, Couch, and Stebbins edges that the process of naming is complex and fraught with competing motives, asking, “Is the naming of programs a determinist enterprise that takes on a life of its own? ” Generally speaking, the implications of program naming have been inferred from broader conversations about connections between program development and institutional politics (Cunningham and Harris; Hayhoe, et al; Latterell; MacNealy and Heaton; Mendelson; Rentz; Sides; Sullivan and Porter) and intersections between disciplinarity and professionalism (Faber, Savage).

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And while the Writing Committee’s official function was to determine what constituted WA, WB or WC writing only within this department, it was tacitly understood that our delineations ultimately would apply to all writing courses, campus-wide. ” Therefore, through the act of defining, this small in-house group named writing at UW. This section would be incomplete without mentioning a Department of English retreat held in the fall of 1993. This gathering produced the departmental decision to formulate a “writing program,” that focused on neither “academic” nor “creative” writing at its core and sparked the need for someone to develop and direct such a program.

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