STUDENTS NEED OUR ENCOURAGEMENT, NOT CRITICISM
WE MUST HONOR STUDENTS' GOD-GIVEN PURPOSES WHEN THEY WRITE AND PROVIDE THEM WITH PURPOSEFUL WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

IT IS TIME FOR A REVIVAL IN COMPOSITION STUDIES

IT IS TIME FOR A REVIVAL IN COMPOSITION STUDIES, AND WE CAN BEGIN THAT REVIVAL BY MAKING SURE THAT ALL COMPOSITION TEACHERS, MOST ESPECIALLY ADJUNCTS AND T.A.'S, AT ALL COLLEGES AND ALL UNIVERSITIES ARE PAID EQUITABLE, LIVABLE SALARIES THAT REFLECT THE CARE AND DEDICATION THAT THEY PUT INTO THEIR TEACHING AND THEIR CONCERN FOR STUDENTS' GROWTH AS WRITERS.  INDEED, WE CAN BEGIN THIS REVIVAL BY ABOLISHING THE LABELS "ADJUNCTS" AND "TA'S" AND SUBSTITUTING THOSE TITLES WITH TITLES THAT MORE ACCURATELY REFLECT THESE TEACHERS' STATUSES AS COLLEAGUES AND FELLOW COMPOSITION TEACHERS.   WE CAN BEGIN THIS REVIVAL BY ALSO ABOLISHING THE STATUSES OF ADMINISTRATORS AND WRITING PROGRAM MANAGERS THAT PLACE THEM ABOVE THE COMPOSITION TEACHERS WHO DO THE REAL WORK OF TEACHING WRITING TO STUDENTS AND ALLOW COMPOSITION TEACHERS TO SOVEREIGNLY PLAN THE CURRICULA OF THEIR COURSES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH STUDENTS AND OTHER TEACHERS.  WE CAN BEGIN THIS REVIVAL BY ABOLISHING RANK ALL TOGETHER AND RETURNING OUR FOCUS TO THE TEACHING THAT WE DO AND THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS AND THEIR PURPOSES AS WRITERS.  THERE IS SO MUCH THAT NEEDS REFORMATION AND REVIVAL IN COMPOSITION STUDIES RIGHT NOW,  AND IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE LEAVE THEM IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. MORE PROPOSALS FOR REVIVAL AND REFORMATION TO COME ON THIS BLOG IN THE FUTURE.

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