Threshold Concept Exploration

For your first “paper” for this class, please complete the following assignment:

Select just one of the threshold concepts within chapters 1-5 in Naming What We Know by Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle. For example, in chapter 2, Concept 2.0 focuses on genre recognition, and Concept 2.3 centers on citation styles as part of disciplinarity, while Concept 4.2 emphasizes the importance of failure in writing.
Take that concept/keywords (e.g. genre recognition, citation styles, failure in writing) and find an article on that topic that interests you from one of the following journals (which you can access via UW Library or online):

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College Composition and Communication
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College English
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is a peer-reviewed print journal published by the National Council of Teachers of English
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Composition Forum
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Present Tense
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Relevant Rhetoric
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Rhetoric & Public Affairs
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Rhetoric Review
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Written Communication
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Read the article and share it with your peers by writing a Summary and Response with a citation that you will post on this discussion board. Summarize the reading(s) in a brief paragraph. Then respond to the reading(s). Appropriate responses include your evaluation or criticism of arguments found in the reading, your own suggestions for extending or modifying these arguments, finding points of connection, application of ideas found in the reading to analyze a specific issue of interest to you, and reflections on personal experiences touched on by the reading. You should include a variety of the above options (don’t only write personal reflections). Your discussion entry should be at least 300+ words.

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