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The Genre Project

The goal of FYC is to prepare students for the writing assignments they will encounter throughout college. However, this raises several questions: What are faculty in the disciplines expecting of students? What kind of writing will they do? What skills are required for students to be successful?
The first aim of this study, then, is to map what genres are being assigned (outside of and beyond FYC) in content courses across the disciplines at UNC. Second, through a series of interview, we probe the expectations and criterion of faculty in their writing assignments.

Primary Investigators:

Jane Danielewicz, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel-Hill: janedan@email.unc.edu

Jordynn Jack, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel-Hill: jjack@email.unc.edu  @jordynnjack

Sarah Singer, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel-Hill: sasinger@live.unc.edu

Jennifer Stockwell, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill: jstockwell@unc.edu

Katie Rose Guest Pryal (formerly of UNC School of Law):  pryal@unc.edu  @krgpryal (Twitter)

Research Collaborators: 

E. Ashley Hall, Department of English & Department of Communication, Wright State University: ashley.hall@wright.edu

Emi Stuemke, Department of English and Philosophy, UW-Stout: bunnere@uwstout.edu @emigurumi

Research Assistants: 

Alex Funt, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel-Hill

Jordan Schroeder, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel-Hill