Not much time to work on the prospectus today, but I did read Fraizer’s 2010 article on coaching transfer after FYC. His point is that transfer coaching strategies (he pulls these from Beaufort: genre analysis, discourse community analysis, and metacognitive reflection) should be done when students are encountering new writing situations and new disciplines. He points to “writing studios” and writing centers as places where this kind of transfer coaching can be done.
I agree that “in context” coaching for transfer seems logical, but I’m not sure I’m ready to abandon having students reflect a lot in first year comp. And new media composition offers a space where they can experience diverse writing situations IN the writing class, using diverse materials. Can’t FYC be used to develop a “metacognitive foundation” for the awareness to come, if you will? I will have to consider more.