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Jenn Fishman, Andrea Lunsford, Beth McGregor, and Mark Otuteye. Performing Writing, Performing Literacy.

Fishman, Jenn, et al. "Performing Writing, Performing Literacy." CCC 57.2 (2005): 224-252.


This essay reports on the first two years of the Stanford Study of Writing, a five-year longitudinal study aimed at describing as accurately as possible all the kinds of writing students perform during their college years. Based on an early finding about the importance students attach to their out-of-class or self-sponsored writing and subsequent interviews with study participants, we argue that student writing is increasingly linked to theories and practices of performance. To illustrate the complex relationships between early college writing and performance, we explore the work of two study participants who are also coauthors of this essay.

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