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Below are the last five items from News. To read more, go there. To read sporadic entries on teaching, learning, writing, and using technology, go to my blog. For posts after May 10, 2014, go to Explorations in Learning.


A New Journal: Prompt

Prompt is a new online journal focusing on academic writing assignments. From its website:

Prompt is a refereed online journal that publishes academic writing assignments for undergraduates and graduate students. Our mission is to disseminate a mode of intellectual work that is too rarely circulated in public venues, and we hope to contribute to the scholarly study of writing assignments in the field of writing studies. We also believe that by publishing excellent and innovative writing assignments, we can create both a resource and a site of engagement for faculty who incorporate writing in their teaching.


Writing Centers Asssociation of China Conference

Writing Centers Asssociation of China Conference, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, June 9-11, 2017

Website: http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/events/2017/07/writing-centers-association-of-china-symposium-2017

International Submissions Proposal deadline: January 8, 2017

Domestic Submissions Proposal deadline: February 24, 2017

Writing Symposium 2017

Writing Symposium 2017 – Supporting L2 Writing in Higher Education, University of Giessen, Germany, April 6-7, 2017

Website: http://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/zentren/zfbk/afk/schreibzentrum-afk/writingsymposium2017/index_html

Proposal deadline: January 3, 2017

CFP: The comparability of computer-based and paper-based writing

Special issue on The comparability of computer-based and paper-based writing: Process, performance and scoring

 A special issue of Assessing Writing, which is to appear in 2018, will be dedicated to the exploration of the comparability of computer-based and paper-based writing in both L1 and L2 contexts. 

Interested authors are invited to submit an abstract of their work (not more than 300 words) by 15 March 2017. Authors invited to submit full papers will be notified by 15 April 2017. Deadline for submission of full papers for review is 15 August 2017.

 Please submit abstracts for consideration to: 

Special Issue Editor
Athena Chan
sathena.chan@beds.ac.uk


9th Annual Conference of CASDW

The Ninth Annual Conference of  the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW / ACR)

The Presence of Writing: Making a Place for the Study of Writing and Discourse

Keynote: Professor Rebecca Moore Howard, “Teaching Rhetorical Ethics in a Post-Truth Economy”

Ryerson University - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29, 2017

The proposal deadline is January 27, 2017

**For more information about CASDW and to join the association or renew your membership,

    please visit http://casdwacr.wordpress.com/about/

**For more information about the Congress or to register, visit http://www.congress2017.ca



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