Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 19:11:15 -0400 From: TERRY IRONS Subject: Ling Bio and Ellen Johnson I am excited by the assignment as Bethany describes it and plan to use it in the future. A recent comment said the assignment elicited too much about family and not enough about language. Why is that a problem? My colleagues in Rhet/Comp use a similar assignment that I have never found attractive. They ask students to write what they call a Literacy Narrative. I don't know the whole of the assignment, but I understand it is common in current comp pedagogy that has self-awareness and a Freirian agenda as its content. Students write a narrative about their development as writers. I have often looked on the idea with some envy, but have never really seen an appropriate context. The way Bethany describes the assignment may help me to find a context. On a side note, which was the real purpose of the e-missive, can anyone provide me with Ellen Johnson's current e-mail address? I understand she may be changing jobs (she took one before we could hire her!) and I need to contact her before she moves. Terry Irons (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)