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)

Theme for 1020: Students’ Prior Knowledge as a Starting Point

This blog was originally published on the WSU Teaching Blog on February 11, 2012. Langston Hughes’ “Theme for English B” keeps reappearing in my teaching life. When I taught high … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Grade Contracts: One Year In

This blog was originally posted on the WSU Teaching Blog on December 4, 2013. In November 2012, Nicole Varty and I attended an NCTE session on grade contracts. The “progressive” … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Continuing the Conversation on Revision and Peer Review: Self-Assessment Throughout the Process

This blog was originally posted on the WSU Teaching Blog on March 21, 2012: Nicole Varty and I recently had the opportunity to present ideas about teaching revision and facilitating … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Materials for Teaching Workshop on Supporting Peer Response Across the Semester

Opening questions to tackle our prior knowledge: What are your reasons for using peer response? What is/are the purpose(s) of peer response in your composition class? What strategies for peer … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

This week’s connections (9.7.16)

Wary of platform overload for my composition students this semester, my external class site is on hiatus, and I’m having them work solely in Blackboard. However, I want a space … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

WSU Teaching of Writing Conference 9.10.16

Information about WSU’s Teaching of Writing Conference, hosted by the Rhetoric and Composition Program: https://wsutowconference.wordpress.com

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: How will this inquiry-based composition class work?

Video I created for my online writing students to explain how the principles of inquiry-based learning will be integrated in our asynchronous class. (New inquiry: when will I have time … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Post 7

Originally posted on Maram Khalifah:
I want to start with a small story about my favorite apple pie my mom used to make. That pie was so perfect in every…

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Post 7

Originally posted on fv1168:
Just some background information on my paper so far: My question is, why does America have the 7th highest cancer rate in the world? So far…

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Project 5 – Turning Mistakes Into Lessons

A thorough and interesting discussion of revising the I-Search project with some great description of features of the I-Search genre: “When revising the project I imagined myself telling a close … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment