• They say. . . LearningCurve is helpful in composition

    I often pair LearningCurve topics—one rhetorical and one grammatical topic--per major assignment. While my students were working on a literacy narrative this semester, for example, they were also working on topi...
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  • Intro to Lit advice

    Hi everyone,   I'm teaching Intro to Literature this fall but haven't taught it in a long time.  I usually teach composition courses and feel I'm a bit out of touch with what would be great texts to use as ...
    Joan Jarrett
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  • ISO Rhetorical Analysis Essay Prompts

    Hello hive mind! I'm returning to the classroom after a brief hiatus, and am teaching Freshman Composition with Everything's an Argument 8e. I'm looking for any samples you'd be willing to share of essay prompts, spe...
    Sarah Kinne
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  • Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, by David W. Blight (Simon & Schuster) - The Pulitzer Prizes

    Congratulations to Bedford Series Advisory Editor David Blight, who won a 2019 Pulitzer in the history category for his remarkable biography “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.”  We're so proud o...
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  • Digital Devices Classroom Policy?

    I'm interested in hearing your policy and innovative solutions to dealing with digital devices in the classroom.   I'm forever telling students to put their phones away, even though my syllabus states there are ...
    Tammy Powley
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  • Paper or Digital?

    Recently I came under some good-natured (?) teasing about being a 21st-century professor who still collects paper copies of student writing. Yes, I do, for several reasons. I believe that manuscript presentation is pa...
    Suzanne Smith
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  • When a Comma Is Not Needed

    Heard this on MTP on MSNBC last night.   A panda bear walks into a bar and orders a sandwich. The waiter brings him the sandwich. The panda bear eats it, pulls out a pistol, kills the waiter, and gets up and star...
    Ed Becker
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  • Lynn Hunt on "The Invention of Human Rights" on Innovation Hub

    Come listen to a fascinating podcast interview originally posted on Innovation Hub (WGBH and PRI) revolving around the evolution of human rights.  Innovation Hub | Great Minds, Great Conversations | The Inventio...
  • Vitalsource Study

    Study Finds Majority of College Students Delay Purchasing Textbooks Due to Cost | Business Wire 
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  • Locate my student e-book inside LaunchPad

    LaunchPad combines an interactive e-book with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, often including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and more. LaunchPad Solo provides high-qualit...
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  • Charlottesville and the Mississippi Flag

    As college professors, we have watched events of the past few days in Charlottesville and around the country while preparing for a new semester. We know that students in our classes will bring many questions and persp...
    Cassie Turnipseed
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  • The Brief Bedford Reader - Chapter Three Discussion

    In a recent classroom conversation a student mentioned that Naomi Shihab Nye’s motto from Jack Kerouac’s advice about “Rest and be kind, you don’t have anything to prove” (83), was, perha...
    Michael Bryant
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  • An Interview with Merry Wiesner-Hanks on Martin Luther

    Merry Wiesner-Hanks recently did a brilliant 30-minute interview with WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. It's definitely worth a listen! Find the link below.    500 Years Late, Martin Luther's Impact on the World...
    Mollie Chandler
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  • Trump vs. P. T. Barnum: How Similar are They?

    Please see the linked article from Stephen Mihm, editor of our Bedford Series book "The Life of P. T. Barnum," in the New York Times! 
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  • Maximization problem

    Hello Everyone,   In class, I am given to show that maximizing over x1 first and then maximizing over x2 for f(x1,x2) is the same as maximizing x2 first and then maximizing over x1 for f(x1,x2), assuming f(x1,x2...
    Ryan Caleb
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  • The Race Conversation

    Sometimes as educators we are in the right place at the right time. For example, my Developmental Writing class was applying Aristotle’s artistic proofs to a video by poet Meta Sarmiento, After North Korea’...
    Lynn Patarini
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  • Math categories

    To whom it may concern;   I am a first-semester community college student. Due to a low score, I am in Basic Math. The reason for this is that I am 46 years old, and have forgotten some of the concepts due to lac...
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  • National Punctuation Day on September 24th

    In honor of National Punctuation Day on September 24th, here is an oldie from my childhood.  Enjoy.     Victor Borge - Phonetic Punctuation - YouTube    Vivian Garcia Joy Fisher Williams J...
    Ed Becker
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  • Writer’s Help Now Microsoft Add In Now Available for WH Hacker Users

    I am pleased to announce that the Microsoft Word add-in for Writer’s Help for Hacker (just Hacker for now) is now live!   What is this? When you or your students are working in Microsoft Word, you can now ...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Possible Oversight in Technical Communications Textbook?

       I am currently a sophomore at UTSA studying to get an undergraduate degree in English. I was reading our textbook, Technical Communication, 11th ed. and noticed a possible oversight on page 240 ...
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