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Trail Guide For New Teachers: Working With Graduate Teaching Practicum Students In First-Year Writing, Sara M. Whitver 2016 The University of Alabama

Trail Guide For New Teachers: Working With Graduate Teaching Practicum Students In First-Year Writing, Sara M. Whitver

Library Instruction West 2016

Come hear how one instruction coordinator librarian used the writing across the disciplines tradition to move beyond inviting new writing teachers to participate in one-shot library instruction to developing deep and lasting teaching collaborations. By assigning reading homework and conducting freewriting exercises during visits to the practicum class, librarians can engage new teachers in critically examining the crossover between writing and information literacy during their first-year as writing instructors. By assuming this role of co-educator, librarians have the opportunity to help first-time writing teachers develop collaborative relationships with librarians early in their teaching experience in order to lay the groundwork ...


Assessing Deliberative Pedagogy: Using A Learning Outcomes Rubric To Assess Tradeoffs And Tensions, Sara A. M. Drury, Derek Andre, Seton Goddard, Jeremy Wentzel 2016 Wabash College

Assessing Deliberative Pedagogy: Using A Learning Outcomes Rubric To Assess Tradeoffs And Tensions, Sara A. M. Drury, Derek Andre, Seton Goddard, Jeremy Wentzel

Journal of Public Deliberation

Teaching deliberative decision-making is a method of encouraging students to think critically, engage public problems, and engage in both public speaking and public listening. College instructors have begun to use deliberation as a pedagogical tool, yet further research is needed to understand the learning outcomes of deliberative pedagogy. We argue that the deliberative principle of “understanding tradeoffs and tensions” is a key learning outcome of deliberative pedagogy, and demonstrate an avenue for evaluating it through a learning outcomes rubric, and through critical-interpretative methods of rhetorical criticism. In our analysis, we demonstrate that students with prior training in deliberation achieve higher ...


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

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

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 ...


Embodied Narratives In Video Games: The Stories We Write As We Play, Patrick John Harrington Sichter 2016 California State University - San Bernardino

Embodied Narratives In Video Games: The Stories We Write As We Play, Patrick John Harrington Sichter

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

This article explores the nature of narrative in video games, and how it can be applied to the contemporary classroom to help teach literature and composition. Specifically, it is concerned with the idea of embodiment in video games. First proposed by theorist James Gee, embodiment is a word describing the phenomenon wherein a player inhabits the character that s/he plays. This article takes the idea of embodiment a step further, by introducing the idea of the embodied narrative, the idea that players do not only embody their characters, but those characters’ stories as well, and are composing unique ...


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 ...


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 ...


#Likeagirl: Realizing The Communicative Potential Of Fourth Wave Feminism, Samantha Keville 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

#Likeagirl: Realizing The Communicative Potential Of Fourth Wave Feminism, Samantha Keville

Communication Studies

Although the notion of feminism has existed among humanity for centuries, it continues to remain one of the most ambiguous and controversial terms in today's society. Throughout history, there have been numerous efforts enacted among humanity aimed at honing women's rights, typically falling under the categories of first, second, and third wave feminism. Recent discussion has taken place regarding the emergence of a new wave of feminism existing today, known as fourth wave feminism. Fourth wave feminism is a movement characterized by the utilization of technology to enhance feminist ideals. Many companies have developed an association with the ...


A Fish Out Of (Open) Water: A Close Textual­-Intertextual Analysis Of The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Danielle Berton 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

A Fish Out Of (Open) Water: A Close Textual­-Intertextual Analysis Of The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Danielle Berton

Communication Studies

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Charlton Heston’S Rhetoric On Political Correctness, Use Of Ideographs, And Construction Of Ethos In “Winning The Cultural War”, Marissa J. Thompson 2016 Western Oregon University

Charlton Heston’S Rhetoric On Political Correctness, Use Of Ideographs, And Construction Of Ethos In “Winning The Cultural War”, Marissa J. Thompson

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This paper examines a speech, "Winning the Cultural War," that Charlton Heston gave to the Harvard University Law Forum in February 1999. Several years into the Democratic policies and gun control measures of the Clinton administration, Heston's Right-leaning speech critiqued the limitation of personal freedom and the national obsession with political correctness.

While on the surface Heston’s speech reads (and probably sounded) inspirational and well-structured, it lacks the depth and clarity to spur long-lasting and specific change. Heston uses his image as an actor and as president of the NRA, as well as anecdotes and attempts at humor ...


Adam Smith For Our Time, I: Necroeconomics, Patrick G. Scott 2016 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Adam Smith For Our Time, I: Necroeconomics, Patrick G. Scott

Studies in Scottish Literature

Reviews a wide-ranging new American study of the Scottish philosopher and economist Adam Smith (1723-1790), examining its treatment of Smith as critic and rhetorical theorist, as well as of his better-known writings on moral philosophy in his Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) and economic theory in The Wealth of Nations (1776), and discusses briefly the value for Scottish cultural history of interpretative practices developed originally in other national traditions.


A Review Of Victor J. Vitanza's Sexual Violence In Western Thought And Culture: Chaste Rape, Ryan Skinnell 2016 San Jose State University

A Review Of Victor J. Vitanza's Sexual Violence In Western Thought And Culture: Chaste Rape, Ryan Skinnell

Ryan Skinnell

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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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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

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