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Bailey James
Click to view contentMany students will balk at the suggestion of using an online learning system like LaunchPad, even if it has great study tools that will help them to pass their courses. Though LaunchPad is proven to help students in preparing for lectures, reviewing the material, and studying for exams, it can be difficult to imagine the results until you’ve… (Show more)
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Karita dos Santos
Click to view contentPractical help for teaching with a handbook      Teaching with Hacker Handbooks, a collection of resources to accompany all Hacker handbooks, helps you answer the question How can I integrate a handbook into my course? Both novice and seasoned teachers who assign writing will benefit from the practical strategies and materials developed by master…
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Susan Naomi Bernstein
A recent discussion of the Writing Program Administrators listserv asks the questions, “How many of us have asked students their voter registration status?” Respondents submitted practices based on their varying perspectives and teaching locations. Some respondents offer their students extra credit opportunities to register to vote. Others bring… (Show more)
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Traci Gardner
Click to view contentAs I grade multimodal projects, I’m always frustrated when I find errors that demonstrate that a concept didn’t stick with students. I ultimately spend about half my grading time wondering if the errors I find are my fault. Even though everything is explained repeatedly in assignments, course blog posts, and in the classroom, I fail to communicate… (Show more)
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Karita dos Santos
Topic 1: Planning your course and designing your syllabus Teaching with Hacker Handbooks, 3e
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David Myers
“I have a gut, and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me,” explained President Trump in stating why he believed Federal Reserve interest rate hikes were a mistake. “My gut has always been right,” he declared again in saying why he needn’t prepare for the recent trade negotiation with China’s president.   In… (Show more)
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Click to view content  Today's featured guest blogger is Shane Bradley, Administrative Dean, Writing Program Director, and Assistant Professor of English at Erskine College.   My wife bought a wooden sculpture at a thrift store. Unusual, gaudy, frighteningly top-heavy, I couldn’t take my eyes off it. More precise adjectives than the three in the previous sentence I… (Show more)
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David Berri
The NFC and AFC championship games are this weekend.  The quarterbacks in these games -- Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, and Jared Goff -- are the last signal callers playing and clearly must be the best quarterbacks in the game. Right? Although these quarterbacks are the only quarterbacks with something to play for anymore, the NFL… (Show more)
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