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Andrea A. Lunsford
Ashley Shaw is a graduate student at Kennesaw State University working towards a Masters in the Arts of Professional Writing with a focus on composition and rhetoric. She teaches First-Year English Composition and Rhetoric courses and works at a private high school during the day. Along with teaching experience, she has worked as an editor and a… (Show more)
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Jack Solomon
Click to view contentTwenty-six years ago, almost to the day, I set about rewriting the general introduction to what would become the first edition of Signs of Life in the U.S.A. Seeking something of sufficient magnitude and familiarity to effectively introduce an audience of composition students to the then-unfamiliar (and ostensibly forbidding) field of cultural… (Show more)
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David Myers
Click to view contentDemocracy presumes civic wisdom. When voters grasp truth, when facts prevail over misinformation, prudence prevails. When the electorate understands what actually advances (and threatens) human flourishing, it can inaugurate sensible policies and elect benevolent leaders. The collective wisdom of the cognizant is more astute than an autocrat’s… (Show more)
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Andrea A. Lunsford
Click to view content  I wonder how many teachers of writing are getting tired of the word “optics”? I know I am. The word has been around a long time—it popped up several times during the Carter administration in the ‘70s, and it’s familiar to Canadians, who use the related French word optique. But its use seems to me to have grown exponentially during the Trump… (Show more)
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Traci Gardner
This week, I have a short post on a great resource (and one related class activity) that I found on Twitter as I was reading through messages with the #womeninTC hashtag. The TC stands for Technical Communication. The hashtag is a great source of ideas, articles, and support for those of us who teach technical writing. Here’s the Tweet from Dr.… (Show more)
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Melanie McFadyen
Click to view contentWhat's Your Love Language?   Have you ever received a gift from a friend or romantic partner, only to wish you could spend more time with them instead? Have you ever given someone a hug only to find that physical touch makes them uncomfortable?   According to Dr. Gary Chapman's Five Love Languages, that may be due to a predisposition in how we… (Show more)
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Melissa (Famiglietti) Rodriguez
Black History Month: The Journey of Us   In a pretty interesting pedagogical technique, Google Earth commemorates Black History Month with a fascinating tour of Black History historical spots on today's Google Earth map.   As long as you don't mind some mild motion sickness, it can be quite a conversation starter to see the "zoom effect" of…
Sue Frantz
If you want an entire country, state, province, territory, or city to stop ingesting certain consumables, you tax them. “Sin taxes” are applied to things like alcohol and cigarettes. The goal is to make these goods so expensive to purchase, people will stop purchasing them. Or, for those who continue to consume them, the tax they pay can go toward… (Show more)
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Kinsley Stocum
We asked Professor of Psychology Edna Ross a few questions about why, what, and how she does what she does for her students on a daily basis. Here's a taste of what she had to say. What is the most fulfilling aspect of teaching for you?"Students who were unmotivated previously becoming excited and engaged with psychology." What drew you to seek a…
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