• The Art of Negotiation: Student Writers Claiming Authority and Humility

    Author(s):
    Holly Larson (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    RCWS Writing Pedagogies
    Subject(s):
    Composition
    Item Type:
    Essay
    Tag(s):
    english, teaching
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6SK51
    Abstract:
    One of the hardest concepts to teach first-year composition students is the role of authority in academic writing. How are young adults who have a limited social world view and older adults who have left school for several years expected to assert themselves with confidence? Equally, another difficult threshold concept for FYC students is the act of humility in academic writing. Student writers need to acknowledge their limitations if they are going to establish authority in their writing. In my paper, I look closely at four students' essays, examining how they venture and participate in academic conversations as they negotiate the role of humility and authority.
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