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Access To Clean Water For Women In Iraq: Accorded Rights, Bakir H. Amin 2022 University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Access To Clean Water For Women In Iraq: Accorded Rights, Bakir H. Amin

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

After the Iraqi government was established in 1921, it had a little problem receiving a sufficient quantity of high-quality water from the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers. However, the upstream countries of Turkey, Syria, and Iran soon built dams and canal on the shared rivers in the latter half of the 20th century. Furthermore, engaged in prolonged military conflicts such as the Iranian-Iraq War of the 1980s, the Gulf War of the 1990s, the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the ongoing ISIS occupation in the region, Iraq’s political, economic, and social infrastructures have been crippled in the wake of …


All Of The Facts About Using All Of And Both Of, Don Norwood 2022 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

All Of The Facts About Using All Of And Both Of, Don Norwood

Word for Word 2022

No abstract provided.


Come To Terms With Lapse Vs. Elapse Before More Time Elapses!, Joe Munch 2022 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Come To Terms With Lapse Vs. Elapse Before More Time Elapses!, Joe Munch

Word for Word 2022

No abstract provided.


Basic Facts About Acidemia And Acidosis, Tammy Locke 2022 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Basic Facts About Acidemia And Acidosis, Tammy Locke

Word for Word 2022

No abstract provided.


Inclusive Writing, Kairos, And Technical Communication: Defining Our Modern Age., Ramara Reisch 2022 University of Central Florida

Inclusive Writing, Kairos, And Technical Communication: Defining Our Modern Age., Ramara Reisch

Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-

A reoccurring topic in the TPC (technical/ professional communication) field has been the exclusion and marginalization of some audience members, especially those who are African American/ Black, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, LGBTQIA, and those with physical or mental disabilities. Throughout this thesis, I make connections between what has happened in the past and how it has contributed to the kairos of the TPC social justice turn. I explore the term "kairos" which is the timing and space in which something occurs and, depending on someone's delivery, they can create a persuasive and opportunist moment. The subject of including audiences into …


Online Engagement In Graduate Technical Communication Education, Tabatha Kless 2022 University of Central Florida

Online Engagement In Graduate Technical Communication Education, Tabatha Kless

Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-

In this study, I conducted a content analysis to investigate engagement in online graduate technical communication programs. I wanted to evaluate this topic because online learning and engagement evolve, so it is fitting to evaluate how educational policies, learning methods, and technology have developed in technical communication education. The content analysis consisted of coding course material from three technical communication courses, mostly assignment descriptions, and instructions based on the language in the documents. I found strategies that develop skills 21st century technical communicators should have, such as discussions, service learning, and research papers.


The Write Stuff - Winter 2022 (Vol. 19, No. 1), Research Medical Library 2022 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Write Stuff - Winter 2022 (Vol. 19, No. 1), Research Medical Library

Write Stuff 2022

  • NIH allows flexibility for applicants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Whom to contact for help with your NIH grant applications
  • How to write a peer review
  • Council of Science Editors launches new podcast
  • Unusual terms used in scientific writing and publishing: QWERTY, AZERTY, and Dvorak


The Write Stuff - Autumn 2022 (Vol. 19, No. 4), Research Medical Library 2022 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Write Stuff - Autumn 2022 (Vol. 19, No. 4), Research Medical Library

Write Stuff 2022

  • Updated guidelines on reporting race and ethnicity in the AMA Manual of Style
  • ARRIVE 2.0 and MDAR Framework guide methods reporting for animal research and other life sciences research
  • SciScore: A tool to measure reproducibility
  • Tips for using figures effectively in grant proposals
  • Unusual terms used in scientific writing and publishing: Format-free submission


Pacific Writing: College Writing For Pacific's Core 2 Seminar, Eric Sonstroem 2022 University of the Pacific

Pacific Writing: College Writing For Pacific's Core 2 Seminar, Eric Sonstroem

Pacific Open Texts

Core 2 is Pacific's new reading, critical thinking, and writing-instruction seminar for first- or second-year students. All sections will include some common elements, like reading long-form narrative prose and writing instruction, and all sections will feature expository, thesis-driven writing in response to the course readings. Sections are taught by a variety of faculty from across the university.


Rhetoric Of Surrogacy: Re-Considering Agency Through Embodied Performance, Ann Kitalong-Will 2022 Michigan Technological University

Rhetoric Of Surrogacy: Re-Considering Agency Through Embodied Performance, Ann Kitalong-Will

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

Surrogacy as a medical practice goes back, in a practical sense, to 1988, when the court case, “In the Matter of Baby M, A Pseudonym for an Actual Person,” was tried in the Supreme Court of New Jersey. At the heart of the issue, was the question of who Baby M’s legally-recognized mother was in the relationship between the contracting parents and the woman who gestated and gave birth to Baby M. Using this case as a jumping off point, this dissertation traces a history of surrogacy as a global industry. This project explores rhetorical agency in the embodied performance …


Facing The Fire - Challenges And Triumphs Of Western Firefighters In A Changing Climate, Mak Sisson 2022 University of Montana

Facing The Fire - Challenges And Triumphs Of Western Firefighters In A Changing Climate, Mak Sisson

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

The American West sits at a dangerous position in the age of climate change. Wildfires burn hotter, longer, and cover more area than ever measured. Decreased snowpack, early spring run-off, a glut of built-up timber in parks and public lands, and longer droughts all build upon one another, and it just takes one spark to start a raging wildfire that devastates a community. As such, a firefighting force is needed to deal with this changing landscape.

However, that force is dwindling, especially at the federal level. A reported 20% of wildland firefighting positions are vacant, and the Bureau of Land …


An Airtight Explanation Of Hypoxia Vs. Hypoxemia, Sarah Bronson 2021 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

An Airtight Explanation Of Hypoxia Vs. Hypoxemia, Sarah Bronson

Word for Word 2021

No abstract provided.


Screenplay Analysis Mean Girls, Zora Evans 2021 Kennesaw State University

Screenplay Analysis Mean Girls, Zora Evans

Symposium of Student Scholars

Screenplay Analysis: An Evaluation of Strategy of Mean Girls

Author: Zora Evans

This presentation explores the hardships and drama-filled journey of adjusting to high school. Protagonist Cady Heron has just moved all the way from Africa to the United States in the 2004 comedy film Mean Girls. Heron’s main objective in the film is to adjust to public school, find a group of friends, and fit in. Tina Fey writes this script in a very precise and unique way. This study addresses how Tina Fey’s script creates side characters that are more memorable and active than the protagonist while keeping …


Getting To The Heart Of The Matter: Atrial Fibrillation Vs. Atrial Flutter, Don Norwood 2021 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Getting To The Heart Of The Matter: Atrial Fibrillation Vs. Atrial Flutter, Don Norwood

Word for Word 2021

No abstract provided.


Wrt 150: Strategies In Writing Oer Curation, Chealsye Bowley 2021 Grand Valley State University

Wrt 150: Strategies In Writing Oer Curation, Chealsye Bowley

Curated OER Collections

This OER curation is an annotated bibliography of potential OER for the high-enrollment Strategies in Writing course at GVSU, and is based on a sample of syllabi rather than for a specific instructor.


Avoiding Dehumanizing Language, Ann Sutton 2021 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Avoiding Dehumanizing Language, Ann Sutton

Word for Word 2021

No abstract provided.


Getting Your Ducks In A Row: Using "As Follows" Correctly, Sunita Patterson 2021 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Getting Your Ducks In A Row: Using "As Follows" Correctly, Sunita Patterson

Word for Word 2021

No abstract provided.


Ebux Of Oers For Ptc: Student And Faculty Ebook User Experiences (Ebux) Of Open Educational Resources (Oers) For Professional And Technical Communication (Ptc), Henry Covey 2021 Portland State University

Ebux Of Oers For Ptc: Student And Faculty Ebook User Experiences (Ebux) Of Open Educational Resources (Oers) For Professional And Technical Communication (Ptc), Henry Covey

English Faculty Publications and Presentations

This report analyzes the digital/electronic textbook user experience (eBUX) of web-based open educational resources (OERs) for professional and technical communication (PTC). Data and information were gathered from students enrolled in introductory PTC courses (with IRB oversight and input from faculty and writing program directors) via online surveys (Google Forms), collaborative documents (Google Docs), remote interviews (Zoom), learning management system analytics (Desire2Learn), workshop documentation (pre-pandemic), and email correspondence. User research revealed issues of use and usability with web-based open-access PTC textbooks related to functional specifications, content requirements, interface and interaction design, information architecture, navigation, and aesthetics. The conclusion discusses the evolution …


Disaster Documentation Revisited The Evolving Damage Assessments Of Emergency Management In Oregon, Henry Covey 2021 Portland State University

Disaster Documentation Revisited The Evolving Damage Assessments Of Emergency Management In Oregon, Henry Covey

English Faculty Publications and Presentations

This report revisits a previous case study focused on the computing machinery and design of communication that are employed at the local, county, regional, state, and federal levels in Oregon to collect, review, and publish damage assessments of disasters and other emergency events. Since the last report, emergency managers throughout Oregon have faced numerous disaster incidents, including the COVID-19 pandemic, ice storms, flooding, and some of the worst heat waves, drought conditions, and megafires on record, with the threat of more to come in the years ahead. After years of research and development, fueled by lessons learned from a catastrophic …


Plagiarism In Non-Anglophone Countries: A Cross-Sectional Survey Of Researchers And Journal Editors, Latika Gupta, Javeria Tariq, Marlen Yessirkepov, Olena Zimba, Durga Prasanna Misra, Vikas Agarwal, Armen Yuri Gasparyan 2021 SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India

Plagiarism In Non-Anglophone Countries: A Cross-Sectional Survey Of Researchers And Journal Editors, Latika Gupta, Javeria Tariq, Marlen Yessirkepov, Olena Zimba, Durga Prasanna Misra, Vikas Agarwal, Armen Yuri Gasparyan

Medical College Documents

Background: Plagiarism is one of the most common violation of publication ethics, and it still remains an area with several misconceptions and uncertainties.
Methods: This online cross-sectional survey was conducted to analyze plagiarism perceptions among researchers and journal editors, particularly from non-Anglophone countries.
Results: Among 211 respondents (mean age 40 years; M:F, 0.85:1), 26 were scholarly journal editors and 70 were reviewers with a large representation from India (50, 24%), Turkey (28, 13%), Kazakhstan (25, 12%) and Ukraine (24, 11%). Rigid and outdated pre- and post-graduate education was considered as the origin of plagiarism by 63% of respondents. Paraphragiarism was …


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