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- Writing Center Specialist, Outreach
- MA, TEFL/TESL
Kiley teaches a range of composition courses, including CO 130 (Academic Writing), CO 150 (College Composition) for both mainstream and international students, and CO 300 (Writing Arguments). During her time with CSU, Kiley also worked with Semester at Sea (Spring 2018) as an Instructional Coordinator in Global Studies. Kiley's research interests align with second- and foreign-language education, as well as in writing center pedagogy, especially as it pertains to multilingual writers.
Kiley completed her bachelor’s degrees in English and French at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW). She finished her degrees while studying abroad, in both Australia and France, where she honed her language skills, made friends across the globe, and found a passion for more immersive, long-term traveling experiences. She came to CSU originally for her master’s in Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language and began teaching CO 150 as a graduate teaching assistant and is proud to continue her professional career as a Ram.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Kiley loves exploring Colorado and the mountains with her dogs, Obi Wan Kenobi and Lukaku Skywalker, and can often be found at the local bookshops and breweries of Fort Collins.
CO 300 – Writing Arguments
In CO 300 Writing Arguments, we will compose a variety of argumentative texts in various modes. Throughout the semester we will pay special attention to the diverse forms of communication in terms of their persuasive and convincing aspects. These forms include: text, sound, still and moving images.
To effectively communicate in academic contexts, you will learn to identify the rhetorical situation, revise your purpose for writing, practice writing in a variety of genres, and read and research various topics and texts. Since the process of reading and writing is just as important as the final written product, these skills will be honed through series of in- and out-of-class activities, drafts, workshops, and other development tools. These tasks work toward the habit of writing daily and improving collaboration to emphasize the concepts of writing as a process, and of academic writing as a collaborative endeavor that requires actively engaging with the texts of others.
College Composition: CO150 focuses on initiating students into academic discourse and developing composing practices that will prepare them for success as university students and as citizens. Therefore, the course focuses on critical reading and inquiry, writing for a variety of rhetorical situations, and enabling effective writing processes.