Department of English at Illinois State University

Grassroots Writing Research Journal

The Grassroots Writing Research Journal is the primary text for ENG 10. Beginning in Fall 2012, it will also serve as the primary text for ENG 145. The title of the journal reflects our aspirations—to present writing research by different authors and in a wide range of different topics, forms, and media.

The journal solicits authors from among the students and faculty at Illinois State University as well as among communities beyond the university. We encourage authors to share not only what they’ve learned about writing, but how they learned it. Thus, each new volume brings together a diverse collection of articles that all enact some form of writing research from a variety of authors. We publish a new volume of the journal each semester.  However, purchasing an issue also includes access to the articles published in previous editions. 

For questions or to submit to the Grassroots Writing Research Journal, contact Writing Program Director Joyce Walker.

Cover of first issue of Grassroots Writing Research Journal