HomeAnnotated BibliographiesWriting Beyond the University “And Sometimes We Debate”: How Networking Transforms What Professional Writers Know Share: Section NavigationSkip section navigationIn this sectionAnnotated Bibliographies Capstone Experiences Conditions for Meaningful Learning Global Learning Internships Learning Communities Mentoring Service-Learning Student-Faculty Partnership Undergraduate Research Work-Integrated Learning Writing Transfer In and Beyond the University Reference List Entry:Lauren, Benjamin, and Stacey Pigg. 2022. "“And Sometimes We Debate”: How Networking Transforms What Professional Writers Know." In Writing Beyond the University Preparing Lifelong Learners for Lifewide Writing, edited by Julia Bleakney, Jessie L Moore and Paula Rosinski, 221-234. Elon, NC: Elon University Center for Engaged Learning.About this Book Chapter:The authors argue that social media networking is essential for building writers’ self-agency and suggest ways to teach networking as a transformative writing practice in the classroom. By learning about networking as a transformative practice, students also can think critically about who is in their networks, how to amplify underrepresented voices and ideas, and how to network ethically.