quote: "researchers interested in the study of lifespan writing may find it useful to pursue projects with cross-disciplinary and multi-institutional longitudinal approaches."

Lifespan Writing and Writing Beyond the University

by Julia Bleakney In this blog, one in a series of blogs on topics connected to the 2019-2021 research seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency, I explore the recently-developed research collaboration on “lifespan writing,” …





Key Terms in Writing Transfer Research

Seminar books win awards

Two books by Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer participants recently earned recognition at the 2016 conference of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing, written by Kathleen Blake Yancey, Liane Robertson, …


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Year in Review: Videos – Part 2

This month we’re taking a look back at some of the Center for Engaged Learning’s most watched videos in 2014 and pairing them with some you might have missed. Created for ISSOTL Online 2013 for the Studying and Designing for …


book cover: Writing Across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing

Writing and the Question of Transfer: Content Matters

by Jessie L. Moore The 2011-2013 Elon University Research Seminar on Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer supported multi-institutional research by 45 scholars and resulted in an impressive (and still growing) list of conference presentations and publications. Writing across Contexts: …


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Digital Literacies in Writing-Intensive Courses

by Jessie L. Moore Writing-Intensive Courses – one of the high-impact practices identified by George Kuh (2008; see also AAC&U’s High-Impact Educational Practices) – can and should be attentive to the evolving nature of writing. Writing in the 21st Century …