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)

“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

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