Text and Context: Helping Students Develop a Rhetorical Awareness of Audience, Purpose, and Genre

Tuesday, May 20 at 9:00am to 12:30pm

Center for Teaching Excellence UNH 3030, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Presented By: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, MIT

Research shows that, in order to adapt their writing for different purposes, students need to develop the ability to analyze audience expectations and to analyze how genres function rhetorically.  Writing instruction that begins with these forms of analysis helps students to understand how to generate and structure ideas appropriately for different contexts, and helps them to develop a metacognitive understanding that aids their transfer of writing knowledge from one assignment to another.  This workshop will offer both a brief theoretical framework for understanding rhetorical awareness, and many practical ideas for incorporating audience and genre analysis in the classroom.  It will also introduce the concept of generative rubrics, which function as both guides to the writing process and as rich tools for feedback.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Breakfast will be available at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Printouts of presentation slides are available upon request.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.

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