Naming What We Know, Classroom Edition

Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies

edited by Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle

Naming What We Know, Classroom Edition examines the core principles of knowledge in the discipline of writing studies, using the lens of “threshold concepts”—concepts that are critical for epistemological participation in a discipline. This edition focuses on the working definitions of thirty-seven threshold concepts that run throughout the research, teaching, assessment, and public work in writing studies. Developed from the highly regarded original edition in response to grassroots demand from teachers in writing programs around the United States and written by some of the field’s most active researchers and teachers, the classroom edition is clear and accessible for an audience of even first-year writing students.

 

Linda Adler-Kassner is professor of writing studies, associate dean of undergraduate education, and faculty director of the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research and teaching focus broadly on how literate agents and activities—such as writers, writing, and writing studies—are defined in contexts inside the academy and in public discourse. She also examines the implications and consequences of those definitions and how writing faculty can participate in shaping them. She is author, coauthor, or coeditor of nine books, including Reframing Writing Assessment, Naming What We Know, and The Activist WPA.

Elizabeth Wardle is the Roger and Joyce Howe Distinguished Professor of Written Communication and director of the Roger and Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence at Miami University. She previously directed writing programs at the University of Dayton and the University of Central Florida. Her scholarship focuses on the teaching and learning of writing in various contexts, from first-year composition to writing in the disciplines. She is coeditor of Naming What We Know, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity and Writing about Writing, now in its fourth edition.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $19.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60732-577-2
  • Ebook Price: $15.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $10.00
  • EISBN: 978-1-60732-578-9
  • Publication Month: June
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Pages: 118
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-577-2