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Dane Howard, Oklahoma State University

Courtney Lund O'Neil, University of San Diego

Dana Driscoll, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Joshua Daniel, Oklahoma State University

Josiah Meints, Oklahoma State University

Kathy Essmiller, Oklahoma State University

Mary K. Stewart, California State University, San Marcos

Matthew Vetter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Trace Daniels-Lerberg, University of Utah

Mark DiFruscio, Oklahoma State University

Natasha Tinsley, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Roseanna Recchia, Oklahoma State University

Victoria Garcia-Boswell

Copyright Year: 2023

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

Language: English

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This resource focuses on the various processes involved in researching answers to various inquiry questions and building effective arguments within and outside academic contexts. The curriculum takes students through the processes of listening/summarizing, asking questions, characterizing scholarly debates, and entering those debates in order to meaningfully contribute to ongoing conversations.

About the Contributors


Dr. Dana Driscoll is a Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches in the Composition and Applied Linguistics graduate program. While at Purdue, she served as the Purdue OWL’s Coordinator and Technical Coordinator. Her scholarly interests include composition pedagogy, writing centers, writing transfer and writerly development, research methodologies, writing across the curriculum, and assessment. Her work has appeared in journals such as Writing Program Administration, Assessing Writing, Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, Writing Center Journal, and Teaching and Learning Inquiry. Her co-authored work with Sherry Wynn Perdue won the International Writing Center Association’s 2012 Outstanding Article of the Year Award. She has served on the CCCC Executive Board, CCCC Research Impact Award Committee, and on numerous editorial boards.

Dr. Joshua Daniel (formerly published under Joshua Daniel-Wariya) is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at Oklahoma State University and he directs the First-Year Composition Program. His research is on the persuasive capacities of games and software, and his work has appeared in journals such as Games and Culture, Computers and Composition, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and he created the textbook Who Teaches Writing. He is also a tremendous Twitter follow, and you can contact him there through @drjldaniel.

Dr. Mary K. Stewart is an Associate Professor and the General Education Writing Coordinator for the Literature & Writing Studies Department at California State University, San Marcos. She earned her PhD in Education from University of California-Davis, with a designated emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies. She also holds an MA in Literature and a BA in English. Her qualitative and quantitative research focuses on collaborative learning, online writing instruction, composition pedagogy, and teaching with technology. Her work has appeared in journals such as Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, The Internet and Higher Education, and Journal of Response to Writing. For more information, visit her website.

Dr. Matthew Vetter is an Associate Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and affiliate faculty in the Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD Program. A scholar in writing, rhetoric, and digital humanities, his research explores how technologies shape writing and writing pedagogy. Vetter’s work has appeared in College English, Composition Studies, Composition Forum, Computers and Composition, Pedagogy, Rhetoric Review, and Studies in Higher Education, among other journals. His co-authored book, Wikipedia and the Representation of Reality, is available as an open access ebook from Routledge. For more information on his work, check out Matt’s digital portfolio.

Dr. Trace Daniels-Lerberg is an Assistant Professor (lecturer) for the Department of Rhetoric & Writing Studies at the University of Utah. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Texas—Arlington, with a with a Women’s and Gender Studies graduate certificate. She was the UT—Arlington FYW Assistant Director and the Writing Center Director, where she collaborated with the VP of Research to develop Graduate Student and Faculty Writing Support Programs before joining the U as an Assistant Professor (lecturer) and the Associate Writing Program Director, where she works undergraduate and graduate students. Her research and teaching interests include feminist, indigenous, and postman rhetorics, and focusing on environmental and women writers. Her publications include “Watershed Ethics and Dam Politics: Mapping Biopolitics, Race and Resistance in Sleep Dealer and Watershed,” in Make Waves: Water in Contemporary Literature and Film U of Nevada P (2019); “To ‘See with Eyes Unclouded by Hate’: Princess Mononoke and the Quest for Environmental Balance,” in Princess Mononoke: Understanding Studio Ghibli’s Monster Princess, Bloomsbury Publishing (2018), and is currently working on an edited collection of short diary fiction. She is the editor of CCCC’s Forum: Issues About Part-Time and Contingent Faculty and is a member of the NCTE EB.

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Roseanna Recchia, Oklahoma State University


Dane Howard, Editor of Section V: "Selected Essays on Writing Processes," is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Oklahoma State University, where he has also served Supervisor of the Multimodal Writing Studio.

Dr. Courtney Lund O’Neil, Editor of Section IV: "Entering and Participating in a Scholarly Conversation,"  is a lecturer in the Analytical Writing Program at the University of California, San Diego. She served as an Assistant Director for Oklahoma State University's First-Year Composition Program and the university Writing Center. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Columbia Journal, The Normal School, and elsewhere. Her academic and research interests include mindfulness, anti-racist pedagogy, vulnerability in the writing classroom, and writing for social change. She is currently working on her first book. You can find her on Twitter, @courtneylundo.

Dr. Josiah Meints, Editor of Section III: Describing and Explaining a Scholarly Conversation," is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies and the Assistant Director of the Cowboy Concurrent Composition program at Oklahoma State University. His research primarily focuses on the multimodal composition and the rhetoric of video games and college athletics. His scholarship on video games has appeared in Gamevironments and G/A/M/E: The Italian Journal of Game Studies.

Dr. Kathy Essmiller’s background is in music education, where she enjoyed over fifteen fantastic years making music with MS/HS band students (including her own two kids). She is an Assistant Professor/Coordinator of OpenOKState at Oklahoma State University, and was a 2019-2020 OER Research Fellow. She holds Masters degrees in trumpet performance and educational technology, and a PhD in Learning, Design and Technology from OSU.

Mark DiFruscio, Editor of Section I: "Listening to and Representing an Argument," is a PhD candidate in English at Oklahoma State University. His previously published work has appeared in Fiction International, The Laurel Review, and Puerto del Sol. His story "The Alien Dialogues" was selected as one of the winners of the 2020 AWP Intro Journals Contest. He has been teaching creative writing, literature, and composition and rhetoric since 201, at San Diego State University and Oklahoma State University.

Natasha Tinsley, Editor of Section II: "Analyzing and Evaluating an Argument," M.Ed., MFA, is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Writing Center in the the Language and Literature Department at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

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