Professor — Ph.D., Rhetoric, 1987, University of California, Berkeley
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: 512-471-8378
- Office: PAR 21
- Office Hours: M1-3; T 10-12; also by appointment
Trish Roberts-Miller is a Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing. She received her Ph.D., in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as well as the University of Missouri-Columbia before coming to UT Austin in 2000.
E 387M • Rhe/Wrt: Comp In 20th-21st Cen
TTH 930am-1100am CBA 4.338
This class has three main goals: first, to give students an overview of where the field(s?) of writing studies stand at this point; second, to teach students methods of inferring where a "conversation" is in a given discipline; third, to give students the skills that will enable them to explore methods of inferring academic genres, and consider strategies for explicit instruction in academic writing.
Students will write several short assignments, such as: close imitations of introductions from various journals; close analysis of metadiscourse in articles; literacy narratives; reviews of journals; research questions; research calendars. Students will also write a long (5000 word) review article, critical literature review, prospectus, research proposal, or research paper.
Hyland, Ken. Disciplinary Discourses.
Swales, John. Academic Writing for Graduate Students.
Various authors on procrastination, time management, gender and academia, writing program administration.