CSULA Department of English | Composition Resources

Comp Quickreads are brief occasional newsletters produced by the Department of English at CSULA. This page provides access to back issues of the newsletter. The Comp Quickreads can also be found at the Composition Conversations blog.

May 2010 (return to top)

May 31: Joining the Cadre (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/GoLittleByte.pdf)

May 24: Recap of Composition Conversation—Preparing for the WPE (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/PreparingforWPE.pdf)

May 17: Writing at the University after ENGL 102 (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/WritingAfter102.pdf)

May 10: Try It Out vs. Get It Right (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/TryItOut.pdf)

May 3: Emphasizing Clarity (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/EmphasizingClarity.pdf)

April 2010 (return to top)

Apr 26: CSU English Council Position Statement: Mandatory Early Start (April 2010) (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/EarlyStart.pdf)

Apr 19: Research as a Process (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/ResearchProcess.pdf)

Apr 12: Recap of Composition Conversation—Using They Say/I Say (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/CC-TheySay.pdf)

Apr 5: Low and High Stakes Writing (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/LowHighStakes.pdf)

March 2010 (return to top)

Mar 29: Reading Student Writing Rhetorically (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/ReadingRhetorically.pdf)

Mar 8: Recap of Composition Conversation—Research and Information Literacy (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/CC-InfoLit.pdf)

Mar 1: Reading and Curiosity (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/ReadingAndCuriosity.pdf)

February 2010 (return to top)

Feb 22: Engaging with Texts (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/EngagingTexts.pdf)

Feb 15: Recap of Composition Conversation—Effective Writing Assignments (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/CC-Assignments.pdf)

Feb 8: Stretch Composition (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/StretchComposition.pdf)

Feb 1: Recap of Composition Conversation—Reading Strategies (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/ReadingStrategies.pdf)

January 2010 (return to top)

Jan 25: The Audience in the Text (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/Audience.pdf)  

Jan 18: Recap of Composition Conversation—Teaching Invention (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/TeachingInvention.pdf)

Jan 11: Designing Effective Writing Assignments (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/DesigningEffectiveAssignments.pdf

November 2009 (return to top)

Nov 30: Preparing for the Next Course (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/PreparingForTheNextCourse.pdf)

Nov 23: Recap of Composition Conversation—Grammar and Style Awareness (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/TeachingGrammar.pdf)

Nov 16: Purpose, Audience, Genre (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/PurposeAudienceGenre.pdf)

Nov 9: Recap of Composition Conversation—Peer Review Reviewed (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/PeerReviewReviewed.pdf)

Nov 2: Peer Review and Scoring Guides (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/PeerReviewAndScoringGuides.pdf)

October 2009 (return to top)

Oct 26: Recap of Composition Conversation—Revisiting Conferencing (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/CC-Conferencing.pdf)

Oct 19: Assessment and Scoring Guides (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/AssessmentAndScoringGuides.pdf)

Oct 12: Recap of Composition Conversation—Responding to Student Writing (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/CC-RespondingToStudentWriting.pdf)

Oct 5: Making Reading Explicit (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/MakingReadingExplicit.pdf)

September 2009 (return to top)

Sept 28: Summary of 2009 Report on Placement and Retention (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/SummaryOf2009ReportOnPlacementAndRetention.pdf)

Sept 21: To Diagnose Or Not To Diagnose (/sites/default/files/academic/english/comp/ToDiagnoseOrNotToDiagnose.pdf)