• More Forgotten History: The UpStairs Lounge arson from 1973

    Before the horrific events of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the UpStairs Lounge arson attack was one of the deadliest assaults on the LGBQT community-- except hardly anyone heard about it. In honor of #PrideMonth, rea...
  • Tech Tuesday: Get Ready for Fall with ACES Updates

    The ACES that you know and love got some amazing updates last week to make it more user friendly and more useful for both your course and your institution. Now available in the LaunchPads for Connections, 1st and 2nd ...
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  • “Implicit Egotism”: Astonishing Ways We Gravitate Toward Places, People, and Professions We Associate With Ourselves

    You surely know why you chose your town, your partner, and your vocation—all for good reasons, no doubt.   But might other unknown reasons—operating below the level of your conscious awareness–...
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  • Student Research: Works Cited Drafts

    Teaching our students to properly cite sources is an essential component of college-level history courses. In a previous blog I mentioned that last summer I started requiring a rough-draft of the Works Cited page in t...
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  • Write This, Not That: A Class Activity

    Writing a simple email message can turn me into an overthinking scaredy-cat. Am I using the right phrase? Do I sound like I’m apologizing too much? Am I oversharing? Am I being too vague? Ugh. I end up evaluatin...
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  • INFOGRAPHIC | Academic Resiliency & First-Year College Students

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  • Journaling with a Purpose

    Today's featured guest blogger is Shane Bradley, Administrative Dean, Writing Program Director, and Assistant Professor of English at Erskine College.    The following dictum still bothers me...
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  • 10,000 steps: A research methods example

    After covering experiments and correlations in Intro Psych or as a research methods booster in the Stress & Health chapter, ask your students if they have heard that you should walk 10,000 steps a day. Do they kno...
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  • Price Controls Clicker Questions

    In the wake of $4/gallon gas prices last year, some people were calling on the government to restrict gasoline prices. Do you believe the government should have put a cap on gasoline prices?   A) Yes B) No ...
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  • Externalities Clicker Questions

    In which of the following situations would a positive externality most likely be involved?   A) Ellen is sitting at home one day when she gets a telephone call, informing her that she has won $10,000 in a contes...
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  • Demand and Supply Clicker Questions

    Which of the following demonstrates the law of demand?   A) Relative to last month, Jon buys more pretzels at $1.50 per pretzel since he got a raise at work this month. B) Melissa buys fewer muffins at $0.75 pe...
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  • Using Google Forms to Create Fast Class Activities

    Google Forms make an easy task of collecting information from students for class discussion and writing activities. Just gather student responses your Google Form, and use the collected responses as the basis of class...
    Traci Gardner
    created by Traci Gardner
  • The Sense of an Ending: Popular Teleology and Game of Thrones

    With television's arguably most prominent dramatic series ending amidst the ashes of King's Landing and the outrage of many of its most loyal fans (including a remarkable Change.Org petition demanding an entire Season...
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  • Bedford Series - Nancy Sommers

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  • Bedford Series - Susan Miller-Cochran and Stacey Cochran

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  • Comparative Analysis: Linking Two Texts Within a Single Frame

    Assignment by Kristin vanEyk, Bedford New Scholar 2018   Comparative Analysis A dual analysis of two related texts in which a secondary text extends an argument made in a primary text.   Direc...
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  • Persuasive Genres

    Assignment by Matt Switliski, Bedford New Scholar 2018   Assignment For the next essay, you can choose what form the essay will take: an op-ed, a report, or a letter. To jumpstart your thinking abo...
    Cari Goldfine
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  • The Grotesque in American Culture: Applying a Definition

    Assignment by Rachel McCabe, Bedford New Scholar 2018   OverviewEssay: Applying a Definition Approximate Word Count: 850-1000 Points: 150 Primary Texts: William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily” Fl...
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  • Job Interview

    Assignment by Lizbett Tinoco, Bedford New Scholar 2018   Overview Today, more and more interviews are being conducted through video conferencing platforms, such as Skype or WebEx. As part of your Job Po...
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  • Literacy Narrative Assignment Sheet

    Assignment by Kristin vanEyk, Bedford New Scholar 2018   Key Idea Constructing an argument with experience as evidence. This assignment asks you to write about literacy using your own experiences as ev...
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