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ENG 123: 5.1 Topic Proposals

Today’s Plan Attendance Topic Exploration Paper Turn in Issue Review Topic Proposal Assignment Types of Research & Proposals Roadmapping Your Project Homework Review Topic Proposal Assignment First, let’s look over the criteria that I introduced in our last class. Now … Continue reading

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Advanced Composition 13.1: MLA / APA Formatting

Today’s Plan: Review Timeline Guts of an Introduction MLA and APA Workshop

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Advanced Comp 12.2: Using Quotations

Today’s plan: Review Timeline and Expectations Using Quotations Homework

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Advanced Composition 12.1: Summarizing Research

Today’s Plan: A few heuristics Summarize an article Homework

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On Sirc, Reaching for the Serial and the Pithy

For today’s Expository Writing class we read Sirc’s 2010 essay “Serial Composition,” which asks why writing instruction has remained tied to the same form for the past 150 years. Sirc imagines whether writing instruction could have followed architecture, painting, sculpture, … Continue reading

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First Day, Fall 2012

Somehow it is already the first day of classes for 2012. I am not sure where my summer went. I am excited to teach a new grad class this semester, New Media Production. The course differs from the other grad … Continue reading

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Happy Accidents

Donald Murray, “Writing Badly to Write Well,” Expecting the Unexpected: You do have to write badly to write well. Of course. Badly in the sense of neatness and completeness, for effective thinking isn’t neat and complete. This word processor thinks … Continue reading

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