Posted by Ben Richards on Friday, December 18, 2015 Once again, this sample is from Facebook, but this time with an identified user, Ben Richards. The strength here is the strong optimism of the text contrasted by the dismal conclusion, supported by the iconic figure of Cthulhu, who is most optimistic about his/its destroying practices. Villains … Continue reading Meme example 2 for Writing II
Since I will be putting together a meme assignment for ENG 310, I'm going to need examples. I will add them here with a little analysis to show how the meme works, how it persuades. So much involves pop culture references, which tap into deep knowledge that students already have. I thought this would take … Continue reading Meme example for Writing II
This is the time of semester when I should be grading, grading, grading, but as a result of that grading I also find myself reflecting about the assignments given and how to improve the assignments for the next time I teach a course. I regularly teach ENG 310: Writing II for Graduate and Professional Schools. … Continue reading The Meme: A composition research paper assignment
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This is a post for English 704; Teaching Writing Online, and it may be a brief one. I want to make sure writing teachers think about social media as more than just social, even the ones that are so highly gendered at this point that the idea of an educational use for them seems laughable. … Continue reading Yes, Pinterest
This is based on an earlier post, now retooled for ENG 704. This post is for my ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online class, but others are welcome to read it too. Oh, the wiki. So lightheartedly named, so prone to being fundamentally a part of what we do online that we don't even think of … Continue reading ENG 704: Enter the Wiki World
An earlier version of this post was written for a ENG 725 on "Teaching Writing Online" I’m teaching a graduate seminar in rhetoric and composition this semester and next week is the first week, the week to get our collective feet wet, and while we’re splashing in that virtual brook, be like Phaedrus and Socrates on that riverbank and … Continue reading ENG 704: Getting started with Teaching Writing Online
We have one Mac Lab for classroom use, and luckily, it is in my building although Media, Film, and Journalism gets priority. I should request it more often.
Yes! Students do come to office hours.
Another glorious noontime at Missouri State, walking to Siceluff Hall--still hot, but beautiful.