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  • Student Writing Award Winners, 2018-2019

    We are thrilled to announce the winners of English 100’s Student Writing Awards for 2018-2019. These compositions are student submitted and evaluated by a team of experienced English 100 instructors and administrators. We award compositions …

  • The Afterlives of Writing During the 1969-70 TA Strikes

    Image: Jon Kim, “TAA Strike, 1970”, 1970, Black and white photograph, UW-Madison Archive Images This post is the third in a series looking at the history of writing and writing instruction at the University of …

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    The Confession of a Portfolio User

    This post is the second in a series looking at the history of writing and writing instruction at the University of Wisconsin. Here, Nattaporn Luangpipat discusses the use of portfolios for assessment and how this …

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In true Madison tradition and keeping in mind Wisconsin’s place in environmental history, we chose the name “CompPost” to suggest this blog as a site for cultivation, growth, and nourishment. As composting transforms organic matter into beneficial soil conditioner, we likewise aim for this blog to feed the needs of our teachers and writers.