Throughout the semester, WR 151 aims explicitly to make the resources of writing available to speech/signing and vice versa: Students learn to infuse their writing with the liveliness and urgency of oral exchange and to develop an oral style commensurate with the thoughtfulness of their reading and writing. The signature approach of WR 151 is a focus on orality throughout the semester and a remediation of the student’s academic research paper (usually 8-10 pages in length) into an oral or signed mode at the end of the semester. The following guide is designed to help faculty when planning their WR 151 course.


Guide to Oral/Signed Communication in Writing Classrooms