Thinking about Online Creative Writing Workshop Pedagogy

[ENG 203 students: this is about teaching theory. You will probably be more interested in the entry I wrote specifically for you about workshop etiquette] The traditional writer's workshop with creative writers placed in a circle of desks, one hopes having read the work in advance with previously-made margin-comments that they refer to during workshop, … Continue reading Thinking about Online Creative Writing Workshop Pedagogy

Here’s to the idea that “We won’t get fooled again”

For my Writing I students and others interested in how persuasion should work in academic writing, this week brings a fresh look at the logical fallacy by Information is Beautiful (found through veteran rhetorician Machina Memorialis). What they are calling "rhetological fallacies" are sorted with each category having its own color, all the easier to … Continue reading Here’s to the idea that “We won’t get fooled again”

Evaluating Sources Part Two: The Hierarchy of Cheese

The somewhat odd title for this post connects to a Writing I example I often use for describing the difference between a good source and a bad source when doing sourced writing for academia (university writing, writing for publication...). In this post, I am going to extend this small, mildly humorous example to ridiculous lengths. … Continue reading Evaluating Sources Part Two: The Hierarchy of Cheese