Among the many topics we might cover this week, one of them is what do we do with first year writing in the field of Composition & Rhetoric? If there was one question that you could say has shaped this discipline, I would argue that this most certainly is it. Tonight's reading demonstrates ways the discipline remains committed to first year writing and the ways it has complicated, even distanced itself, from that relationship. I do not think we will ever settle on what FYW is, what it should be, what role it should play in the scholarship of the discipline.
Central to any discussion of FYW is a discussion of student experience in the class, and, so, for tonight's in-class writing, please post what you can remember about your first year writing experience. I know it's been a while for some of us, but, still, try.
Once everyone has posted, we'll read and respond to each other's posts as part of tonight's class discussion.