Within faculty workshops, our colleagues can be shown that markers in students writing might be markers of other cultural organization.
We can listen, open the door, and learn more about conventions as conventions, discourse as discourse. We need to move into these interdisciplinary spaces to make our work their work and their work our work.
We need to do our work and help students go where they want to go, using academic discourse, without erasing where students have been.
It’s time we started talking basic writing across the curriculum.