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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.
Crossings: Exploring Shared Work in Writing, University of Nevada, Reno, Utah, USA, April 1-2, 2017
Proposal deadline: October 31, 2016
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, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, June 9-11, 2017
International Submissions Proposal deadline: January 8, 2017
Domestic Submissions Proposal deadline: February 24, 2017
Writing Symposium 2017 – Supporting L2 Writing in Higher Education, University of Giessen, Germany, April 6-7, 2017
Proposal deadline: January 3, 2017
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