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Spring Syllabi and Style: Some Reflections about Critical Thinking and Writing

This semester I am teaching the following courses: English 193: Honors Composition  |  Homework Schedule English 300: Art of Writing  |  Homework Schedule English 384a: Rhetoric of Advertising  |  Homework Schedule One of the most interesting aspects of this set… Continue Reading

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Composing Self in a Surveillance Culture (SAMLA 2015)

Earlier today, I presented the talk “Compositing Self in a Surveillance Culture:  Reminiscences and Notes on Teaching Personal Branding in College Writing Courses.”   The following artifacts and resources were alluded to or directly cited during the presentation. Interactive Syllabus… Continue Reading

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Customizable Syllabus for Wikis, Writing, and Wikipedia (An Honors First-Year Composition Course)

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Over the next few days, I will be publishing my course syllabi to the web. This semester, I am making strong attempts to widely circulate my teaching materials and communicate about how they unfold in practice. This particular syllabus is… Continue Reading

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Access to ENGL 384A: Rhetoric of Advertising

This Spring, I am teaching Rhetoric of Advertising (ENGL 384A). This course will investigate the transformative effects of social media, self-branding/promotion, and scandal on advertising. Students will create online personae, observe and assess symbolic power, and invent novel responses that… Continue Reading