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Excavating Eportfolios: What Student-Driven Data Reveals About Multimodal Composition And Instruction, Amanda M. Licastro 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Excavating Eportfolios: What Student-Driven Data Reveals About Multimodal Composition And Instruction, Amanda M. Licastro

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The pedagogical practice of asking students to compose in open, online spaces has grown rapidly in recent years along with an increase in institutional and financial support. In fact, in July 2013, the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) announced the “coming of age” of ePortfolios as the percentage of higher education students using ePortfolios rose above the 50% mark in the U.S. (“About”). There are a host of constituent assertions that support the use of open online writing platforms in college-level courses. These claims include that writing publically cultivates digital literacy through broader audience awareness, facilitates ...


Gatekeepers To The Third Space: Authority, Agency, And Language Hierarchy In First-Year Composition, Guadalupe Rincon 2016 California State University - San Bernardino

Gatekeepers To The Third Space: Authority, Agency, And Language Hierarchy In First-Year Composition, Guadalupe Rincon

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This thesis examines writing conference interactions between multilingual students and first-year composition instructors in order to understand the co-construction of instructor authority and student agency in discussions of academic writing. Multilingual approaches to first-year writing assert that inviting students’ home languages or dialects into the classroom allows multilingual students to use languages other than English connect with the curriculum, develop rhetorical complexity as writers, and to be validated as language users; however, scholarship could benefit from examining social interactions. Because identities, ideologies, and stances are co-constructed between people and emerge in social interactions,a discourse analysis of interactions between first-year ...


Silence, Power, And Mexicans In Willa Cather's The Song Of The Lark, Sefferino Ramos 2016 California State University - San Bernardino

Silence, Power, And Mexicans In Willa Cather's The Song Of The Lark, Sefferino Ramos

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

In The Song of the Lark (1915), Willa Cather does something extraordinary by presenting a well-rounded and likeable Mexican character. This is quite different from her contemporaries’ stereotypical depictions of minorities. To include immigrants in a modern novel was avant-garde and radical subject matter; and presenting a realistic, likeable Mexican character was unheard of because the colonized and immigrants were largely ignored in American literature, or deliberately overlooked. When they were included, persistent demeaning views and unflattering Mexican stereotypes were the norm. This paper seeks to explain how positively Cather depicts Mexican characters, decades before Civil Rights. Cather includes the ...


Bibliographic Resources For Literature Searches On J.R.R Tolkien, Janet Brennan Croft 2016 Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway

Bibliographic Resources For Literature Searches On J.R.R Tolkien, Janet Brennan Croft

Journal of Tolkien Research

This guide is designed to help the student, scholar, or thesis writer begin an in-depth literature search on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. This guide is geared towards the English-speaking, North American user, but I have attempted to include European sources as well when I am aware of them. As this is a field friendly to independent scholars not attached to a university or college, I am addressing their information needs as well.


Introduction To Poroi 12.1, David J. Depew 2016 University of Iowa

Introduction To Poroi 12.1, David J. Depew

Poroi

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The Great Chain Of Being: Manifesto On The Problem Of Agency In Science Communication, Lynda Walsh 2016 University of Nevada, Reno

The Great Chain Of Being: Manifesto On The Problem Of Agency In Science Communication, Lynda Walsh

Poroi

This manifesto presents positions arrived at after a day-long symposium on agency in science communication at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, November 18, 2015. During morning sessions, participants in the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine preconference presented individual research on agency in response to a call to articulate key problems that must be solved in the next five years to better understand and support rhetorical agency in massively automated and mediated science communication situations in a world-risk context. In the afternoon, participants convened in discussion groups around four topoi that emerged ...


Between Control And Constraint: Charting Three Rhetorics Of Patient Agency, Ellen Defossez 2016 University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus

Between Control And Constraint: Charting Three Rhetorics Of Patient Agency, Ellen Defossez

Poroi

As we enter an era of so-called Do it Yourself health, “patient agency” has become a dominant theme in public discourses of health and medicine. Despite increased salience, patient agency remains a vague term that is capable of being operationalized and moralized in ways that escape attention. To illustrate this, I chart common rhetorical configurations of patient agency in public discourses of health and medicine, and in doing so find that patient agency is commonly rhetoricized as one of three overlapping patient capacities: the capacity to know, the capacity to prevent, and the capacity to decide. Ultimately, I argue that ...


The Limits Of The Rhetorical Analysis Of Science, Alan G. Gross 2016 University of Minnesota

The Limits Of The Rhetorical Analysis Of Science, Alan G. Gross

Poroi

Three case studies explore the limits of the rhetorical analysis of science. The first is a case in which scientific facts and theories eventually reach a stage where they are beyond argument and, as a consequence, beyond rhetorical analysis. The second is a case where a work is scientific, that is, moving toward facts and theories beyond argument and is, at the same time, an example of deliberative rhetoric whose claims, of course, can never be beyond argument. The third is a case in which, although the science in question is now beyond argument, its policy implications remain, and will ...


Paralogical Hyperbole: A “Missing Link” Between Technical And Public Spheres, Miles C. Coleman 2016 Seattle University

Paralogical Hyperbole: A “Missing Link” Between Technical And Public Spheres, Miles C. Coleman

Poroi

In this article I describe a type of hyperbole which does not add certainty to a technical claim by removing qualifiers and hedges to make boring science exciting. Rather, paralogical hyperbole overstates while jumping from one line of reasoning to another. For example, citing technical science to argue publicly that the “missing link” has been found is exaggerative, and in a direction illogical, given its starting premise, born of a technical sphere, which actually identifies “missing links” as indefensible claims. From an analysis of the popularization efforts of a few scientists regarding Darwinius Marsillae, a fossilized lemur-like skeleton first described ...


The Writing Center: A Meme-Guided Essay, Alexa Schaad, Emily Scolaro, Kendall Lindstrom 2016 Ohio State

The Writing Center: A Meme-Guided Essay, Alexa Schaad, Emily Scolaro, Kendall Lindstrom

Tutors: A Site for Multiliteracies About Tutoring

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The Writing Center: A Chronicle, Drew Cannon, Bobby Lowery, Jen Roach, Maggie Woodworth 2016 Ohio State

The Writing Center: A Chronicle, Drew Cannon, Bobby Lowery, Jen Roach, Maggie Woodworth

Tutors: A Site for Multiliteracies About Tutoring

No abstract provided.


Multi-Literacy Memes And The Writing Center, Travis Sidak 2016 University of Winnipeg

Multi-Literacy Memes And The Writing Center, Travis Sidak

Tutors: A Site for Multiliteracies About Tutoring

No abstract provided.


Meme Essay, Jasper Simon, Jordan Whealdon, Miles McGuinness, Dan Thomas 2016 Ohio State

Meme Essay, Jasper Simon, Jordan Whealdon, Miles Mcguinness, Dan Thomas

Tutors: A Site for Multiliteracies About Tutoring

No abstract provided.


The Writing Tutor Identity, Roselle Panganiban 2016 University of Winnipeg

The Writing Tutor Identity, Roselle Panganiban

Tutors: A Site for Multiliteracies About Tutoring

No abstract provided.


Writing Center Meme Mania, Patrick Allen, Sofia Deligiannidis, Zoe Farkas, Emily Myrin 2016 Ohio State

Writing Center Meme Mania, Patrick Allen, Sofia Deligiannidis, Zoe Farkas, Emily Myrin

Tutors: A Site for Multiliteracies About Tutoring

No abstract provided.


Building A Case For Smaller English Class Sizes, Cara Lee Smith 2016 Kennesaw State University

Building A Case For Smaller English Class Sizes, Cara Lee Smith

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

According to the U.S. Department of Education, full-time college enrollment increased twenty-four percent between the years 2002 and 2012. With rapidly accelerating growth, higher education institutions must quickly find solutions to accommodate more students, which may result in larger class sizes. As institutions exercise the option of increasing course enrollment caps, faculty scholars are questioning the effects of class size on both student learning and faculty workload. At one state institution (Kennesaw State University), the English faculty formed a committee to investigate the relationship between English class sizes, student success, and faculty working conditions. This study examines the existing ...


Visual Rhetoric: A Case For Visual Literacy In The Classroom, Kaitlyn J. Tomlinson 2016 Cedarville Univiersity

Visual Rhetoric: A Case For Visual Literacy In The Classroom, Kaitlyn J. Tomlinson

Professional Writing and Information Design Capstone Projects

We live in a visual age in which we find visual information surrounding us on every side. The persuasive power of the visual has long been recognized by scholars, but there is a lack of emphasis in the classroom on how to effectively create an effectively persuasive visual. Professors at the collegiate level need to teach their students to be visually literate, to make them responsible users and creators of images.


"Out Of The Dark Confinement!" Physical Containment In Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Protest Literature, Allison Lane Tharp 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

"Out Of The Dark Confinement!" Physical Containment In Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Protest Literature, Allison Lane Tharp

Dissertations

Most scholarship on American protest literature tends to focus on the protest literature of specific, politically marginalized groups, such as black protest, women’s protest, or working class protest. My project redefines how we read nineteenth-century American protest literature by investigating the connections between the protest texts of these three marginalized groups. In particular, I argue that mid-nineteenth-century protest authors incorporate images of physical confinement and entrapment within their texts to expose to privileged readers the physical and ideological containment and control marginalized subjects encounter in their daily lives. Drawing from rhetorical theories of argumentation and audience engagement, and incorporating ...


"I Second That Emotion": Minding How Plagiarism Feels, Ann E. Biswas 2016 The University of Dayton

"I Second That Emotion": Minding How Plagiarism Feels, Ann E. Biswas

Ann E. Biswas

It stands to reason that when writing teachers believe their students have plagiarized, they will experience strong emotions that impact their relationships with students, their pedagogy, and their sense of professional identity. Far from being a threat to reason, understanding and acknowledging writing teachers’ emotional responses to plagiarism can lead to a deeper wisdom of its true impact. By examining the literature on emotion from psychology, sociology, education, and writing studies as well as findings from a pilot study of writing teachers’ emotional responses to plagiarism, this article argues that the work involved in managing the emotions of plagiarism reflects ...


Toxic Treasure Island: Finding Radium Instead Of Gold, Nicole Rejer 2016 University of San Francisco

Toxic Treasure Island: Finding Radium Instead Of Gold, Nicole Rejer

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

This presentation explores the Navy’s controversial use of radioactive materials in former decades on Treasure Island. It highlights the incomplete cleanup of contaminated soil and radioactive materials, and how current radiation measures are damaging to present-day residents’ health. Finally, it explains the city’s current plans for redeveloping the island, and how many public officials are ignoring the entire radiation problem, as long as other environmental issues Treasure Island residents face on a daily basis.


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