If you had to pick one essay for a writing teacher to read, what would it be?

Video created by Elizabeth Uva Employee on Oct 16, 2015

    Adler-Kassner: If I had to select only one essay for a writing teacher to read, I think it would be Mike Rose and Linda Hall's "That Wooden Shack Place."  It's an old essay in some ways, but I think the issues it raises are so salient because it's about listening to students and trusting students and really rethinking our positions as teachers.


    Powell: If I had to pick one essay for a writing teacher to read, it would be Jackie Royster's "When the First Voice You Hear is Not Your Own."


    Bartholomae: "The Arts of the Contact Zone."


    Bizzell: Ken Bruffee's essay "Collaborative Learning and the Conversation of Mankind."


    Lunsford: Geneva Smitherman's history of CCCC's engagement with students' right to their own language.


    Glenn: Lloyd Bitzer's "The Rhetorical Situation."


    Palmquist: Lloyd Bitzer's "Rhetorical Situation."


    D. McQuade: Nancy Sommers' essay on revision.


    Reynolds: Nancy Sommers' "Responding to Student Writing."


    Sommers: I'd probably pick David Bartholomae's "Inventing the University."


    Sanchez: David Bartholomae's "Inventing the University."


    Schilb: "Inventing the University."


    Lindemann: "Inventing the University."