You can find all the PowerPoints and handouts from my sessions at TESOL 2013 in Dallas here. To recap, they were:
Teaching the Genres of Graduate Writing
with Christine Feak, University of Michigan
Writing is both essential and challenge for graduate students. This hands-on workshop demonstrates a toolbox of techniques for teaching the genres of graduate writing. Learn how your students can identify and analyze genres, build a mini corpus, and benefit from collaborative writing. Adaptations for participants’ teaching contexts will be discussed. (PowerPoint and references)
Roundtable Discussion: Supporting ESL Graduate Students
Notes from the discussion will be published here soon. We had a great discussion with colleagues from around the country and as far away as Ukraine. If you’d like to be part of the ongoing conversation about supporting (ESL) graduate students, please contact me; I’m going to set up a listserv.
Every academic discipline has its place of origin. For genetics, it’s the Eagle pub in Cambridge, where Watson and Crick allegedly doodled the first double helix over a tepid pint (at least that’s what a plaque on the wall claims). For second-language writing, it’s Purdue University, home of the founding fathers/mothers of the field, and I’ll be making my first pilgrimage there in a few weeks for the Second Language Writing Symposium.
My paper is called “Collaborative Writing in the Preparation of Graduate Writers” (which I now realize is an irritatingly repetitive title), and I’ll be talking about the research I’ve been conducting into the technique known as joint construction with my pre-MBA students at UD. Sorry, at a mid-Atlantic research-intensive public university. PowerPoint and references will be posted here soon.
And in case any readers are still following the gestation of Grammar Choices, it is now at the printers and will be unleashed on the world in September.
Greetings from rainy Ottawa! You can find the paper and presentation slides for my Genre 2012 session, “Genre and Cognition in an MBA Program” right here. (Star struck academic moment: I just held the door open for John Swales … I needed a cup of good Canadian tea to recover!)
This is a recording of my session at TESOL 2012 in Philadelphia introducing my forthcoming textbook, “Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Students.” Thanks to the ELI’s videographer, Lowell Riethmuller!
If you’re in the great city of Philadelphia for TESOL 2012, please join me for two presentations on teaching graduate writing:
Making Grammar Choices in Advanced Academic Writing (introducing my new textbook, Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers from the University of Michigan Press). Thursday, 4pm, room 118B.
Preparing for Excellence: Strategies for Teaching Graduate Writing with Chris Feak, Grace Canseco, and Jennifer Greer. Friday, 10am, Marriot Independence Ballroom I.
UPDATED 3/25/12: Steve Simpson, Anne Zanzucchi, Christine Feak, and I closed down the Conference on College Composition and Communication (literally, we were the last session!) with our panel, Preparing and Supporting Graduate Student Writers across the Curriculum. In our session, we talked about a dissertation boot camp, joint construction in the language classroom, the use of peer review with native and non-native speakers, and the benefits of genre-based pedagogy as we considered how our universities can help all graduate students turn from novice writers into proficient writers and may even expert writers.
TESOL, Philadelphia, March 2012: “Preparing for Excellence: Practical Strategies for Improving Graduate Writing.” Workshop with Christine Feak, Grace Canseco, and Jennifer Greer. Handouts and Powerpoints.
Also at TESOL: “Making Grammar Choices in Advanced Academic Writing” (publisher session for my new grammar textbook from the University of Michigan Press, due August 2012; sneak preview in my handout here)
I just got back from the Penn-TESOL-East 2010 Fall conference on the beautiful campus of Penn State-Abington, where I presented the latest version of my anti-5-paragraph-essay crusade: “Real Writers Don’t Do It in Five Paragraphs: Content-First Approaches to Academic Writing.” That’s what happens if you don’t give a word limit for presentation titles!
You can view and download my PowerPoint slides and handouts from this page. (Yes, those would be the PowerPoint slides I couldn’t show because my laptop died.) If you were there, I hope you enjoyed this demonstration of the dangers of using technology in conference presentations. Where are my OHP pens …?
Feel free to leave a comment about the session or the materials!