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Writing as Assemblage: Composition at the Turn

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“It began with affection and took flight.”

Composition is at a turning point, and a movement is taking place. It began with affection and  took flight–affection for students, for teaching, for writing, for relevancy. At the forefront of this movement are project based, multigenre, and multimodal pedagogies, an insistence on producing writing that serves students politically, socially, and emotionally. These new models of writing disrupt traditional understandings of what it means to be a proficient writer and approach “writing as assemblage.”

On this site, you can read about “writing as assemblage,” a foundational theory of the writing space for the 21st century composition classroom and take a peak at the project-based model of writing that I use in the first year writing classes that I teach.

  • To learn more about project based approaches to teaching writing and the theory underlying it, visit  The Classroom and The Theory page.
  • To read about the research that’s behind all of this, take a look at The Research.
  • If you’d like to know more about my professional history, research and teaching interests (in a nutshell) you can check out About Me and my Curriculum Vitae.