New WPA-CompPile Bibliographies

March 11, 2012 – 9:07 am

We’ve added two new bibliographies to the series, #18 and #19:

#18: “Transfer-Ability”: Issues of Transfer and FYC

Snead, Robin. (December 2011).” Transfer-Ability”: Issues of Transfer and FYC, WPA-CompPile Research Bibliographies, No. 18. WPA-CompPile Research Bibliographies<>

#19: Disability Studies

Wood, Tara; Margaret Price; Chelsea Johnson. (March 2012). Disability Studies, WPA-CompPile Research Bibliographies, No. 19. WPA-CompPile Research Bibliographies<>

WPA-CompPile Bibliography #17: Global Englishes and Language Difference

November 24, 2011 – 11:27 am

See the new WPA-CompPile Bibliography for Global Englishes and Language Difference, now available at CompPile.  As always, thanks to Dylan Dryer and Rich Haswell, and thanks to Bruce Horner and his talented colleagues for assembling this excellent addition to CompPile.

New Feature: Add to CompPile

January 24, 2011 – 4:09 pm

Now available on CompPile is a function that allows anybody to submit records. The submittal page, which contains explanations and directions, is:


In a nutshell, we are looking for publications not yet entered into the database, especially from 2000-present, although 1939-1999 records are certainly welcome.

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New WPA-CompPile Bibliography (No. 15)

January 17, 2011 – 10:44 am

Richard N. Matzen has compiled a new WPA-CompPile Research Bibliography (No. 15): Transfer English Credit from Two-Year Institutions to Four-Year Institutions.

See the full list of Bibliographies.

CompFAQs: Working with Learning Disabled Writers

December 18, 2010 – 10:56 am

Lori Houston (UT PanAm) has contributed an interesting overview of working with learning disabled writers.  Follow this link to the “new” section in CompFAQs and to Lori’s contribution.

FY Comp @ UT Austin, 1940

December 18, 2010 – 10:39 am

Thanks to Susan “George” Schorn (she located the document and gave us permission to make this available), CompPile’s archives now include English 1: Aims and Methods, written by a “Committee on English 1” and approved by the English Department, University of Texas at Austin, in May of 1940.

Rich Haswell offers a brief introduction and links to download the document or view it online.

WPA-CompPile Bibliographies: Update

December 18, 2010 – 10:33 am

As you may recall, last month Dylan (Dryer) sent out two requests (to WPA-L) for a short survey on WPA CompPile Bibliographies use and areas needing annotators. We were delighted to receive 146 responses that gave us very good information about traffic to and within the Bibliographies page. We also heard your topics-requests loud and clear.

Now, the WPA-CompPile Bibliographies could use you. Please compare your areas of expertise to the two lists of topics below and let me < <> or Dylan < <> know which you’d be willing to take on.

All the details about the Bibliographies initiative are here:

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CompPile Glossary: 4,870 items

December 18, 2010 – 10:29 am

Earlier this year (July 2010), we uploaded Rich Haswell’s current version of the Glossary of rhet-comp
terminology: <>

With about 4,870 items, it’s a fourth longer than the previous version. I
don’t know how many terms the final Glossary will have (6,000?). Right now
I’m in the middle of the L’s. It’s slow work, since I’m changing,
regularizing, and augmenting search terms in the CompPile database as I go

Suggestions are welcome. Send them to Rich <rhaswell at grandecom dot net>.

WPA 2008

December 18, 2010 – 10:24 am

[Note: This is an old post, but I’m moving it.]

Roundtable: How can we better document, preserve, protect, and share our learning?

Participate in the online discussion from the session:

Glenn Blalock Our Lady of the Lake College
Janis Haswell Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Rich Haswell Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, emeritas
Joan Mullin Illinois State University
Mike Palmquist Colorado State University
Steve Wilhoit University of Dayton

Quarterly of the National Writing Project

September 9, 2008 – 8:24 pm

Rich has finished updating the Quarterly of the National Writing Project, from the first issue in 1978 through 1999. Everything is uploaded and the link to the full-text files, which the NWP makes available at <> has been added to all the records. Total of 423 records.

Glenn will focus on updating from 2000 on.