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ENGL 7506: Practicum in Teaching College-Level Composition: Home

for Prof. Elaine Brooks Fall 2021

Course Description

Course description: Introduces scholarship in the field of composition studies to enable students to use knowledge of developments in composition as they prepare to teach. Students become familiar with scholarly journals and read articles about major theoretical concepts and a variety of topics. Students also become familiar with textbooks and material available for teaching composition as well as draft a sample syllabus for a composition course. Each class meeting will include discussion of assigned reading and practical applications. Most students will be assigned a mentor (more experienced instructor) and observe the mentor’s composition course once a week. In general, the tutor-intern/mentor pair will be assigned by the first day of classes. Requirements will be explained.