Book cover for Writing Beyond the University: Preparing Lifelong Learners for Lifewide Writing. Edited by Julia Bleakney, Jessie L. Moore, and Paula Rosinski.
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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.

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Discussion Questions

  1. How does networking contribute to making and sharing knowledge in your discipline?
  2. The authors note that “investing in particular networking platforms is perhaps less important than teaching students how to access and navigate multiple forums and platforms for networking.” What forums and platforms are commonly used in your profession, and how do they differ from platforms used in the past? How might you foster students’ practice in learning to navigate new-to-them networking platforms?