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Images, Speech Balloons, And Artful Representation: Comics As Visual Narratives Of Early Career Teachers, Julian Lawrence, Ching-Chiu Lin, Rita Irwin 2017 University of British Columbia

Images, Speech Balloons, And Artful Representation: Comics As Visual Narratives Of Early Career Teachers, Julian Lawrence, Ching-Chiu Lin, Rita Irwin

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

The ways in which teachers adjust to challenges in the process of becoming professionals are complicated. Teacher mentorship, however, is an important step to creating and sustaining a strong professional career. This article discusses new understandings from a Canadian research project: Pedagogical Assemblage: Building and Sustaining Teacher Capacity through Mentoring Programs in British Columbia. Through our use of an a/r/tography informed methodology in teacher mentorship, we have come to understand how the use of comics permits an unfolding of visual narratives as a unique way of contextualizing the complex stories of teaching and learning. Our motivation in employing ...


Teaching Critical Looking: Pedagogical Approaches To Using Comics As Queer Theory, Ashley Manchester 2017 University of Florida

Teaching Critical Looking: Pedagogical Approaches To Using Comics As Queer Theory, Ashley Manchester

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

Given the challenging depth of queer theoretical concepts, this article argues that one of the most effective ways to teach the complexities of queer theory is by utilizing comics in the classroom. I focus on how college-level instructors can use the content, form, and history of comics to teach students how to enact and do queer theory. By reading and making comics, students learn concrete and theoretical tools for combatting oppressive discourses and modes of meaning making. Teaching comics as queer theory promotes both innovative critical thinking and critical looking skills by centralizing both the rich history of queer comics ...


Review Of Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia, By Brian Cremins, Sean Kleefeld 2017 Independent Comics Scholar

Review Of Captain Marvel And The Art Of Nostalgia, By Brian Cremins, Sean Kleefeld

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

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Spyfall: Information Games And Scholarly Conversation, Nancy M. Foasberg 2017 CUNY Queens College

Spyfall: Information Games And Scholarly Conversation, Nancy M. Foasberg

Publications and Research

Social deduction games like Spyfall can be used to model the rhetorical concept of the Burkean parlor for students.


Roasted: Coffee, Insult, Rhetoric, David Pharis Gifford 2017 Western Kentucky University

Roasted: Coffee, Insult, Rhetoric, David Pharis Gifford

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

While insult has been a frequent topic for rhetorical study in the past, little if any work has gone toward the formation of a systematic theory of insult. Karina Korostelina has proposed a theory of intergroup identity insults, which appears promising from a socio-cultural perspective. However, her theory does not address the particularly rhetorical characteristics of insults, preferring instead to analyze them with reference to their socio-historic context. While her theory proves sound under scrutiny, it does little to shed light on pejorative rhetoric as rhetoric.

In what follows, I would like to propose certain characteristics of pejorative rhetoric that ...


Writing Language : Composition, The Academy, And Work., Bruce Horner 2017 University of Louisville

Writing Language : Composition, The Academy, And Work., Bruce Horner

Faculty Scholarship

This paper argues that while college composition courses are commonly charged with remediating students by providing them with the literacy skills they lack, they may instead be redefined as providing the occasion for rewriting language and knowledge. By bringing to the fore the dependence of language and knowledge on the labor of writing, a pedagogy of recursion, mediation, and translation of knowledge through writing and revision counters neoliberalism’s commodification of knowledge and language, and offers an alternative justification for continuing education as the occasion for students to remediate language and knowledge through writing.


Leading Departments With Contingent And Tenure-Eligible Faculty: Strategies And Solutions, Diana L. Ashe, Matthew L. TenHuisen, Colleen A. Reilly 2017 University of North Carolina Wilmington

Leading Departments With Contingent And Tenure-Eligible Faculty: Strategies And Solutions, Diana L. Ashe, Matthew L. Tenhuisen, Colleen A. Reilly

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Leadership and communication strategies for leading departments that include both contingent and tenure-eligible faculty through three case studies, dealing with 1) voting rights and other claims upon resources; 2) a lack of career milestones, making contingent faculty feel “stuck”; and 3) ways to value contributions of contingent faculty.


Teaching Citation Rhetorically: Reading, Not Just Writing, Nancy M. Foasberg 2017 CUNY Queens College

Teaching Citation Rhetorically: Reading, Not Just Writing, Nancy M. Foasberg

Publications and Research

Citation practices are often taught as a list of rules, rather than a rhetorical practice necessary to the scholarly conversation. This presentation recommends some pedagogical strategies that encourage students to read citations and consider them as messages, rather than a set of rules to follow.


The Parables Of Matthew 13, Keith L. Yoder 2017 University of Massachusetts

The Parables Of Matthew 13, Keith L. Yoder

Keith L. Yoder

This is a draft discussion paper for the Alpha Christianity Seminar at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society in Akron, Ohio on March 17, 2017. Here I review the distinctive parables of Matthew 13, namely the parables of the Weeds, the Hidden Treasure, the Pearl, the Fishnet, and the Householder. My focus is to examine the thesis that these parables were adapted from a prior source, often called "Special Matthew", or "M". Upon review, I find that all the essential elements of each of these parables were available for synthesis by Matthew from Mark, from Matthew ...


Visual Rhetoric Through The Years, Leah Kind 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Visual Rhetoric Through The Years, Leah Kind

Leah Kind

This exercise gives students an introduction to some of the language and terminology of visual rhetoric in a brief teacher-guided discussion. Following the discussion, students, in small groups, will find both a vintage print advertisement and a current print ad within the same general category and examine how different forms of appeals have evolved through time, how ads now target their specific audiences, and, in general, how ads have changed, and why. Groups will present their findings to the class. Having the opportunity to see what in advertising has changed (as well as what has not changed) will allow students ...


Revising Thesis Statements, Leah Kind 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Revising Thesis Statements, Leah Kind

Leah Kind

Allows students to see the potential for revision in their own thesis statements. Encourages both revision and avoiding “falling in love” with the first draft of a thesis. Activity assumes some prior knowledge of good conventions for thesis statements.


Developing A Thesis And Utilizing Supporting Evidence, Leah Kind 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Developing A Thesis And Utilizing Supporting Evidence, Leah Kind

Leah Kind

Allow students more experience with formulating a thesis statement and drawing on specific textual evidence to support it. Students can utilize any reading they are familiar with—this familiarity allows them to already have knowledge of the piece’s content, and ability to use the most appropriate points as support. This activity assumes some prior exposure to and practice with thesis statements.


Creating A "Mock Essay" To Teach Mla Format, Erin Micklo 2017 IMSA Faculty

Creating A "Mock Essay" To Teach Mla Format, Erin Micklo

Erin Micklo

This lesson requires students to write a “mock essay” using fictional sources and a creative, entertaining topic to demonstrate MLA proficiency.


Simplifying Writing, Erin Micklo 2017 IMSA Faculty

Simplifying Writing, Erin Micklo

Erin Micklo

This lesson uses William Zinsser’s essay “Simplicity” to teach the importance of simplifying one’s own writing. Students will work to “de-clutter” a sample student paragraph, then will attempt to “simplify” one another’s work.


Science In The Sun: How Science Is Performed As A Spatial Practice, Natalie Kass 2017 University of South Florida

Science In The Sun: How Science Is Performed As A Spatial Practice, Natalie Kass

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study analyzes how spatial organization impacts science communication at the St. Petersburg Science Festival in Florida. Through map analysis, qualitative interviews, and a close reading of evaluation reports, the author determines that sponsorship, logistics, exhibitor ambience, and map usability and design are the factors most affecting the spatial performance of science. To mitigate their effects, technical communicators can identify these factors and provide the necessary revisions when considering how science is communicated to the public.


Content Matters--Teaching "The Case For Reparations," 9-12, Tamara Jaffe-Notier, Carol Friedman 2017 Niles West High School

Content Matters--Teaching "The Case For Reparations," 9-12, Tamara Jaffe-Notier, Carol Friedman

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

We offer specific materials and plans for teaching the structure and content of Ta-Nehisi Coates' persuasive essay, "The Case for Reparations," and building trustworthy relationships with and among students. By participating in this interactive session, you will practice teaching five specific high school appropriate lessons addressing requisite knowledge and skills for studying this essay, from real estate redlining to building academic vocabulary for rhetorical analysis.


Three Walls, Nicole Perkins 2017 University of Dayton

Three Walls, Nicole Perkins

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

This essay is in response to Martin Luther's Three Walls and his argument as to why Catholicism is flawed. This essay includes a summary of the three walls as well as the reasons as to why I think his logic is erred.


To Early Modern Catholic Lay People, Jacob Blewitt 2017 University of Dayton

To Early Modern Catholic Lay People, Jacob Blewitt

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

My process for writing this essay was rather simple, albeit grueling. I read and reread Martin Luther's To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation many times in order to fully understand his message. Then, I wrote an outline of his work so that I could summarize it accurately. After completing my summary, I began to analyze Luther's main points to develop my own position on the subject, which I then wrote about. This, however, was just the beginning of my process. Under the guidance of my instructor, Dr. Mackay, I revised and tweaked my paper over and ...


Piracy: Trouble In The Digital Sea, Samantha M. Franklin 2017 University of Dayton

Piracy: Trouble In The Digital Sea, Samantha M. Franklin

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

When I was assigned this research project, I brainstormed, and shortly after, I took my ideas to the Write Place. I decided to write about piracy and found several sources using the library’s catalog. I met with my professor to understand her comments on my paper and had 3 drafts, including my original rough draft, my peer-edited rough draft, and the final draft after I met with my professor and edited my own paper.


Does This Picture Make Me Look Fat?, Alexis Reynolds 2017 University of Dayton

Does This Picture Make Me Look Fat?, Alexis Reynolds

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

For this assignment, my English 200H class was asked to research and form an argument surrounding a pertinent issue regarding gender in the United States. The topic I chose to explore was the relationship between women’s body image and the growing thin ideal portrayed in the media. Throughout the research process, I compiled an annotated bibliography, conducted original research in the form of a survey, and composed three drafts, two of which were peer edited and one of which received feedback from my professor. I hope my paper brings awareness for the necessity of action regarding this issue in ...


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