This website is intended as an informational and community hub for people teaching in the Writing Program at Illinois State University, people interested in composition in the Bloomington-Normal community, and instructors of English and composition at other institutions. The Writing Program at Illinois State University is dedicated to developing innovative theories and methods for teaching writing. In essence, we hope to help students revise the ways they think and feel about composition. Our theoretical basis lies largely in rhetorical genre studies; you can learn more on our research and theory page. If you’re an Illinois State student looking for Writing Program information, you might be looking for our page on the Department of English site.
If you are an instructor in the Illinois State University Writing Program, our Calendar and Program Blog pages may be especially helpful to you. Visiting these pages often will help you to become an integral part of our writing community.
This website also has lots to offer those who are interested in writing but aren’t teaching in the Writing Program; we are working to create an inclusive environment that fosters connections between community members, the Writing Program, the Department of English, and Illinois State University. Check under the Resources and Projects section of this site to see examples of some of the exciting things we’re currently doing in the Writing Program, the Department of English, Illinois State University, the cities of Normal and Bloomington, and the central Illinois community. Let us know if you’d like to get involved!
Finally, we are dedicated to sharing information in order to enliven writing and writing pedagogy practices everywhere. Please let us know if there are parts of this site you find especially helpful, if there are other things you’d like to see here, or if you’re interested in partnering with the Writing Program.
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