Summer Seminar in the Art of Teaching Writing, June 2016

This seminar will support the work of the first cohort of Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Fellows as you design and teach your Reading and Composition (R&C) courses for Fall 2016.

I’ve tried to structure our work together to offer you a practical feel for what is involved in teaching a writing course. To do that, I will ask you to participate in many of the same activities I hope you will lead your undergraduate students in doing next fall. And so, for instance, I will often ask you to do some writing, both in class and outside of it, to share what you write with the other members of this seminar, and to respond to the work they are doing. Your main assignment for this week will be to draft a version of your R&C course website on WordPress.

And our conversation will continue beyond this week. I will ask you to post at least three reflections on your teaching to this WordPress site over the course of the fall semester. And I will return to Berkeley at the end of the semester to lead a meeting in which we discuss your experiences and plans for moving forward.

Please see Plan and Schedule for more details about the coming week.

The 2016 Koshland Fellows include:

  • Caroline Lemak Brickman, Slavic
  • Alexandra Brostoff, Comparative Literature
  • Alexandra Bush, Film & Media
  • Ramya Janandharan, Ethnic Studies
  • Taylor Johnston, Comparative Literature
  • Evan Klavon, English
  • Kathryn Elizabeth Levine, French
  • Suzanne Li Puma, Rhetoric
  • Isobel Palmer, Slavic
  • Marion Phillips, French
  • Luke Terlaak Poot, English
  • Daniel Valella, English
  • Irene Yoon, English

Instructor: Joe Harris, English, University of Delaware