We are pleased to showcase Writing Beyond the University participants’ publications related to their research seminar projects.

  • Bleakney, Julia, Li Li, Emily Holland, Paula Rosinski, and Jessie L Moore. 2021. “Rhetorical Training Across the University: What and Where Students and Alumni Learn about Writing.” Composition Forum 47 (Fall 2021). https://compositionforum.com/issue/47/rhetorical-training.php.

    About this Journal Article:

    The authors report on a survey of students and alumni, examining their “rhetorical training”—their writing knowledge and experiences across multiple courses, campus employment, and workplace contexts. The survey asked participants to identify their most often written genres and their most valued type of writing, the rhetorical situations in which they compose their most valued genre, and the writing processes they have developed. The authors examined the multiple sources of rhetorical training that participants believe prepared them to write their most valued genre. Multiple rhetorical training experiences prepare writers for the writing they value, and both students and alumni describe robust writing processes and appreciate feedback from others. Yet alumni continue to express challenges adapting writing for new audiences and genres.

  • Eady, Michelle J., Ina Alexandra Machura, Radhika Jaidev, Kara Taczak, Michael-John Depalma, and Lilian W. Mina. 2021. “Writing transfer and work-integrated learning in higher education: Transnational research across disciplines.” International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning 22 (2): 183-197. https://www.ijwil.org/files/IJWIL_22_2_183_197.pdf.

    About this Journal Article:

    From the published abstract: “This article explores ways that work-integrated learning (WIL) scholarship and the field of writing studies can benefit from intentional engagement in the context of transfer research. This conceptual paper foregrounds writing in WIL contexts, introduces writing transfer and its relationship to writing in WIL contexts, discusses conceptual
    overlaps of writing transfer research and WIL, and suggests what writing transfer can mean for WIL practitioners. Overall, we argue that intentional engagement with writing transfer can enrich both WIL research and pedagogy.”