WPA 31.1-2 (Fall/Winter 2007)

Contents of WPA: Writing Program Administration 31.1-2 (Fall/Winter 2007)

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Letter from the Editors

The Definitive Article on Class Size, Alice Horning

Reading Practices in the Writing Classroom, Linda Adler-Kassner and Heidi Estrem

Memoranda of Fragile Machinery: A Portrait of Shaughnessy as Intellectual-Bureaucrat, Mark McBeth

Understanding ‘Transfer’ from FYC: Preliminary Results of a Longitudinal Study, Elizabeth Wardle

Insiders and Outsiders: Redrawing the Boundaries of the Writing Program, Cary Moskovitz and Michael Petit

Taking Stock: Surveying the Relationship of the Writing Center and TA Training, Melissa Ianetta, Michael McCamley, and Catherine Quick

Disciplinarity and Transfer: Students’ Perceptions of Learning to Write, Linda S. Bergmann and Janet S. Zepernick

Invisible Administrators: The Possibilities and Perils of Graduate Student Administration, Anthony Edgington and Stacy Hartlage Taylor

Split at the Root: The Vulnerable Writing Program Administrator, Donna Qualley and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater

What in God’s Name? Administering the Conflicts of Religious Belief in Writing Programs, Elizabeth Vander Lei and Lauren Fitzgerald

Mainstreaming Diversity Writing, Philip P. Marzluf

Perceived Roadblocks to Transferring Knowledge from First-Year Composition to Writing-Intensive Major Courses: A Pilot Study, Gerald Nelms and Ronda Leathers Dively

Review Essay
Anxieties of Influencers: Composition Pedagogy in the 21st Century, E. Shelley Reid

  • Changing the Way We Teach: Writing and Resistance in the Training of Teaching Assistants, by Sally Barr Ebest
  • Don’t Call It That: The Composition Practicum, edited by Sidney I. Dobrin
  • Relations, Locations, Positions: Composition Theory for Writing Teachers, edited by Peter Vandenberg, Sue Hum, and Jennifer Clary-Lemon

Melissa Ianetta

The Everyday Writing Center: A Community of Practice, by Anne Ellen Geller, Michele Eodice, Frankie Condon, Meg Carroll, and Elizabeth H. Boquet


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