Response: Curricular Responsibilities and Professional
The essays in this volume pose three questions for the profession of writing. The first two are fully explicit, the last less so:
1. How should we understand writing? 2. Given our understanding of writing, should first-year writing
courses continue in their current form or in any form? 3. Given an understanding of writing that extends far beyond the
bounds of the first-year writing course, should the profession remain so tied to and defined by that curricular responsibility?