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Spring 1999, 27.1

 

Articles

Peter Elbow Using the Collage for Collaborative Writing
Paul Kei Matsuda and Tony Silva Cross-Cultural Composition:  Mediated Integration of US and International Students

 

Course Designs

Helen Fox Unteaching Racism

 

Review Essays

John Schilb Anthologizing Composition Studies
Heather Brodie Graves Public Discourse, Academic Insight, and Embracing Difference:  How We Might Teach, Research, and Live
Elizabeth Rankin Reflections on Academic Writing
Dana Harrington The Ethical Turn in English Studies
Greg Wilson, Carl G. Herndl,and Julie Simon Playing in Traffic:  Cultural Studies and Composition Pedagogy
Kathy J. Wolfe Crisis, Change, Opportunity:  A Resituated WPA Reviews Resituating Writing

 

Exchanges

Deans/Goodman; Fulkerson

 

Abstracts for Composition Studies 27.1

Elbow, Peter.  "Using the Collage for Collaborative Writing."  Composition Studies (27.1): 7-14. 

Writing collaboratively is common and valuable, but it has problems:  the process is difficult and often stifles weaker voices, and the product is often bland.  The collaborative collage is a good way to introduce collaborative writing because it overcomes those problems and often results in strong, finished pieces.  Experience with the collaborative collage can also help students learn to accept more complexity of thinking and voice into their solo essays.