Author Biographies

Dr. Adrienne Jankens is an Assistant Professor in the Rhetoric and Composition Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Dr. Jankens teaches general education composition and graduate-level courses in Rhetoric and Composition, and researches teacher development, reflective writing, and first-year writing instruction.


In this essay, I describe how I use contemporary, online texts in my FYW classes to help students develop reflective practice with rhetorical responsibility. Through my demonstration of the concept in passages focused on personal narrative, the texts themselves, and student writing from a 2019-2020 classroom study, I hope to highlight how students may find these texts and the concept of rhetorical responsibility relevant in their writing lives both in and outside of the classroom.

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Available for download on Sunday, August 01, 2021