Adrienne Jankens

"Good learners, like everyone else, are living, squirming, questioning, perceiving, fearing, loving, and languaging nervous systems, but they are good learners precisely because they believe and do certain things that less effective learners do not believe and do." -Postman and Weingartner (31)

“But Mom, I want to make a movie”: Approximation and Letting Go in Teaching Composition

Sharing this conference paper that I recently had posted to my university’s Digital Commons. I often reflect on and share the ideas I describe in this paper, which I originally … Continue reading

March 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

“Readings for Rhetorical Responsibility”

I’m happy to share an article I wrote for the Language Arts Journal of Michigan (2021) on the readings I used in my first-year composition class to support students’ work … Continue reading

January 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

New article on understanding intermediate comp students’ work with peer mentors

In W21, I worked with a faculty colleague and two undergraduate peer mentors in our Composition Learning Community to study intermediate composition students’ experiences with peer mentors in online courses. … Continue reading

November 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

“Repositioning the I-Search: An Assignment for Negotiating Prior Writing Knowledge in FYC”

I took the opportunity to pull this much-revised paper from my manuscript files for publishing on my university’s Digital Commons. If you’re interested in the I-Search, teacher research, or knowledge … Continue reading

March 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

How’s It Going? Mid-semester Check-Ins in our Third Pandemic Semester

I recently drafted this post for my participation in a March 2021 REMC course on formative assessment.

March 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

“Learning How to Ask Writing Question with Rhetorical Reflections.” Composition Forum. 41. Spring 2019

Please check out my recently published article, “Learning How to Ask Writing Questions with Rhetorical Reflections” in Composition Forum, 41.  

April 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

CCCC 2019, “Engaging Process and Emotional Rhetorical Inquiry: Pretending Our Texts as Manipulable Holograms”

Moving around my cramped first-year writing classroom to answer students’ questions about their I-Search projects, I peered down at their laptops, squinted at screens, tried not to hit anyone in … Continue reading

March 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Conference Schedule Posted!

Originally posted on WSU Teaching of Writing Conference:
Please check out the schedule for the 2019 Teaching of Writing Conference and register to let us know you’ll be coming! ?

December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reflecting Out Loud: Exposing Students to Revisions in Teaching

This blog post was originally published on the WSU Teaching Blog on October 20, 2011. This afternoon, after four days of rethinking a small group exercise we began last week, … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ruminating With Our Mouths Open, A Good Habit?: Modeling the Reading/Thinking/Writing Process Over Time

This blog post was originally published on the WSU Teaching Blog on November 22, 2011. Bear with me as I try not to mix any metaphors. Most of the time, … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment