Writing across Contexts
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Writing across Contexts
Kathleen Blake Yancey, Liane Robertson, and Kara Taczak
6x9, est 215 pages
published: 2014

ISBN 978-0-87421-937-1
paper $24.95s (April 2014)

ISBN 978-0-87421-938-8
e-book $20.00 (April 2014)

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Kathleen Blake Yancey, the Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University, has authored, edited, or co-edited eleven scholarly books and two textbooks.

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Liane Robertson is assistant professor in the Department of English at William Paterson University.

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Kara Taczak is on the faculty of the University Writing Program at the University of Denver.

Writing across Contexts

Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing

Kathleen Blake Yancey, Liane Robertson, and Kara Taczak

Also by Yancey - Reflection in the Writing Classroom

Addressing how composers transfer both knowledge about and practices of writing, Writing across Contexts explores the grounding theory behind a specific composition curriculum called Teaching for Transfer (TFT) and analyzes the efficacy of the approach. Finding that TFT courses aid students in transfer in ways that other kinds of composition courses do not, the authors demonstrate that the content of this curriculum, including its reflective practice, provides a unique set of resources for students to call on and repurpose for new writing tasks.

The authors provide a brief historical review, give attention to current curricular efforts designed to promote such transfer, and develop new insights into the role of prior knowledge in students' ability to transfer writing knowledge and practice, presenting three models of how students respond to and use new knowledge—assemblage, remix, and critical incident.

A timely and significant contribution to the field, Writing across Contexts will be of interest to graduate students, composition scholars, WAC and writing-in-the-disciplines scholars, and writing program administrators.