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College Esl Writers: Applied Grammar And Composing Strategies For Success, Barbara Hall, Elizabeth Wallace Apr 2018

College Esl Writers: Applied Grammar And Composing Strategies For Success, Barbara Hall, Elizabeth Wallace

English Open Textbooks

Authors' Description:

College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success is designed as a comprehensive grammar and writing etext for high intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers of English. We open the text with a discussion on the sentence and then break it down into its elemental components, before reconstructing them into effective sentences with paragraphs and larger academic assignments. Following that, we provide instruction in paragraph and essay writing with several opportunities to both review the fundamentals as well as to demonstrate mastery and move on to more challenging assignments.

We have structured the etext into three ...


Mathematics, Writing, And Rhetoric: Deep Thinking In First-Year Learning Communities, Christine Von Renesse, Jennifer Digrazia Jan 2018

Mathematics, Writing, And Rhetoric: Deep Thinking In First-Year Learning Communities, Christine Von Renesse, Jennifer Digrazia

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Through the process of combining two seemingly unlikely bedfellows, mathematics and composition, two instructors explain how rhetoric connects the art of writing and the art of doing mathematics in an inquiry-based learning community. Combining these two courses in a learning community enables students and instructors to practice the deep thinking valued by each instructor and by a traditional liberal arts education while challenging both our and our students’ individual, disciplinary, and rhetorical conventions and beliefs. Using student writing from our course, our assignments from mathematics and composition, and survey evaluation results, we demonstrate how engaging in inquiry-based education provides unconventional ...


Write A Manifesto [Composition], Caron Knauer Jan 2018

Write A Manifesto [Composition], Caron Knauer

Open Educational Resources

This integrative learning writing assignment encourages students to develop a mission statement as they think about how we can all come together to make the world better. It asks them to research an issue to provide background, history, and contextual information; outline strategies and solutions for social change and/or justice; and organize a call to action. The focus of the assignment is interdisciplinary learning as well as for students to collaboratively reflect on how initiatives for change can directly affect their lives but to also be aware of resistance and potential obstacles in delivering change. This assignment was revised ...


English Phraseology: Cognitive, Symbolic And Terminological Aspects (Based On Idioms With Colour Adjectives Black/White/Red), Natalya N. Zerkina , Yekaterina A. Lomakina & Natalja V. Kozhushkova Dec 2017

English Phraseology: Cognitive, Symbolic And Terminological Aspects (Based On Idioms With Colour Adjectives Black/White/Red), Natalya N. Zerkina , Yekaterina A. Lomakina & Natalja V. Kozhushkova

Arab World English Journal AWEJ

The authors focus on idioms as means of categorization of the world and means of keeping temporal and spatial cultural-historical data transmission. Special attention is given to the symbolic meaning of idiom components. Aspects of English phraseology are analyzed by emphasizing phraseological antonymy as an important linguistic universal that is pointed out as binary structures playing an important role in cognition by participating in cognitive and structural processes. The analysis considers explicit and implicit representation of the concept of ‘white’, its semiotic and symbolic meanings and its psychical effect on a human being. The article focuses on the process of ...


Post-Class Reflections Of English Language Lecturers Working At A Kazakhstani University, Dinara Karimova Dec 2017

Post-Class Reflections Of English Language Lecturers Working At A Kazakhstani University, Dinara Karimova

Arab World English Journal AWEJ

This study describes post-class reflections of 10 English language lecturers working at a university located in Almaty, Kazakhstan in order to learn more about their perceptions of reflection in education and different ways they engage with teacher reflections after conducting their English as a foreign language (EFL) classes. The research design utilized multiple semi-structured, recorded interviews. The participants’ responses were grouped and analyzed through a reflection framework comprised by Hatton and Smith (1995), which discusses four types of reflections: technical, descriptive, dialogic, and critical. The findings revealed that most participants understood the concept of reflection in education similarly rather than ...


Asking The Tough Questions: Teaching Literature And Nonfiction Through Critical Literacy To Recapture Our Voices, Agency, And Mission, Elsie L. Olan, Wendy Farkas, Kia Jane Richmond Nov 2017

Asking The Tough Questions: Teaching Literature And Nonfiction Through Critical Literacy To Recapture Our Voices, Agency, And Mission, Elsie L. Olan, Wendy Farkas, Kia Jane Richmond

Conference Presentations

Exploding the Myth of Mental Illness


Disrupting Notions Of Stigma While Empowering Voices: Examining Language Identity, Mental Illness, And Disability Through Young Adult Literature, Elsie L. Olan, Wendy Farkas, Kia Jane Richmond Nov 2017

Disrupting Notions Of Stigma While Empowering Voices: Examining Language Identity, Mental Illness, And Disability Through Young Adult Literature, Elsie L. Olan, Wendy Farkas, Kia Jane Richmond

Conference Presentations

Presenter Two will share new research on young adult literature which features characters with mental illness. She will describe strategies for using texts such as Your Voice is All I Hear (2015), Thirteen Reasons Why (2007), and The Impossible Knife of Memory (2014) to analyze and critique representations of mental illness in young adult literature. Drawing on research by Koss & Teale (2009) and Richmond (2014), this presenter will help session attendees interrogate “the power of language choices” and “become empowered to confront the stigma associated with mental illness and confront bullying” (p. 24).


Foreword To D.W. Robertson, Jr., Uncollected Essays, Paul Olson Nov 2017

Foreword To D.W. Robertson, Jr., Uncollected Essays, Paul Olson

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

During the late summer of 1992, I received a call from Darryl Gless, a professor of Renaissance literature at the University of North Carolina and my former student, asking me if it would be all right if he and other people looking after the literary remains of D. W. Robertson would send me a package of published and unpublished articles that Robertson had left behind upon his death in July of that year. Gless had been a friend of Dr. and Mrs. Robertson in Chapel Hill, visiting with them frequently while trying a bit to look after their well-being in ...


Learning From And Reflecting On Marjane Satrapi’S Persepolis Ii: The Story Of A Return [Writing], Ece Aykol Oct 2017

Learning From And Reflecting On Marjane Satrapi’S Persepolis Ii: The Story Of A Return [Writing], Ece Aykol

Open Educational Resources

This staged Composition I - ENG 101 assignment in its entirety was completed over the course of approximately six weeks. Students were allowed to revise and re-submit their work along the way and the grade they earned from this module constituted 30% of their final grade for the course.

In addition to being aligned with the integrative learning core competency and written ability, the assignment emphasizes advancing the students’ abilities to closely read primary and secondary sources, synthesize their understanding of these texts in their writing, and reflect on their work and learning in all the parts outlined below.

While this ...


Arabic-English Parallel Corpus: A New Resource For Translation Training And Language Teaching, Hind M. Alotaibi Sep 2017

Arabic-English Parallel Corpus: A New Resource For Translation Training And Language Teaching, Hind M. Alotaibi

Arab World English Journal AWEJ

Parallel corpora can be defined as collections of aligned, translated texts of two or more languages. They play a major role in translation and contrastive studies, and are also becoming popular in translation training and language teaching, with the advent of the data-driven learning (DDL) approach. Despite their significance, however, Arabic seems to lack a satisfactory general-use parallel corpus resource. The literature describes few Arabic–English parallel corpora, and these few are usually inaccurate and/or expensive. Some are small in size, while others are restricted in terms of genre, failing to meet the requirements of many academics and researchers ...


Shakespeare In South Africa: An Examination Of Two Performances Of Titus Andronicus In Apartheid And Post-Apartheid South Africa, Erin Elizabeth Whitaker Aug 2017

Shakespeare In South Africa: An Examination Of Two Performances Of Titus Andronicus In Apartheid And Post-Apartheid South Africa, Erin Elizabeth Whitaker

Masters Theses

The works of William Shakespeare are wide and universal. His work has been and is still consistently performed in numerous countries and venues across the globe. This thesis focuses on two performances of Titus Andronicus, one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, in South Africa. One performance, directed by Dieter Reible in 1970, was produced during apartheid. The second, directed by Gregory Doran, was performed in 1995, just after the end of apartheid. These performances of Titus not only show the versatility and universality of Shakespeare’s work, but the complexity of audience reception and directorial intention in different political ...


It Just Doesn’T Add Up: Grammatical Number In Spanish And English, Amy S. Orf Jul 2017

It Just Doesn’T Add Up: Grammatical Number In Spanish And English, Amy S. Orf

Conference Presentations

This presentation examines the differences in grammatical number between Spanish and English, with respect to both the lexicon and agreement. These differences result in common errors by English-speaking students, such as yo pedí el camarón (“I ordered the shrimp”), tengo muchas ropas (“I have a lot of clothes”), mi postre favorito es las galletas (“my favorite dessert is cookies”), and me gustan cantar y bailar (“singing and dancing please me”). By highlighting the differences between Spanish and English, instructors can help their students avoid these pitfalls.


Shaping A Functional And Sustainable Biofuels Industry Through Bridging Industrial Needs With Farmer Production Capabilities, Richard M. Cruse, James Richardson, Carl Herndl, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Elena Yu Polush, Brent H. Shanks, Carl Roberts Jun 2017

Shaping A Functional And Sustainable Biofuels Industry Through Bridging Industrial Needs With Farmer Production Capabilities, Richard M. Cruse, James Richardson, Carl Herndl, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Elena Yu Polush, Brent H. Shanks, Carl Roberts

Brent H Shanks

In order for the biofuels industry to survive and succeed, it will need the cooperation of Iowa farmers to supply biomass. Farmers have concerns about production that need to be addressed in order to create a sustainable industry.


37 Clauses: Instructions Ignore The Narrative Voice, Jonathan L. Hall May 2017

37 Clauses: Instructions Ignore The Narrative Voice, Jonathan L. Hall

Undergraduate Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


Dalgish Studies, Teaches The Complexities Of Languages., Aldemaro Romero Jr. May 2017

Dalgish Studies, Teaches The Complexities Of Languages., Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

“I tell my students that if they want to see the world, they might consider studying linguistics, because that is how I got my start,” says Dr. Gerard Dalgish, a professor of English at Baruch College. “I went to many different countries, and if you have that sort of background, you can live for a while working part-time or something like that if you like the particular place you’re visiting.”

These compelling words come from someone who has specialized in teaching English as a second language or ESL, as it is also known.


The Legend Of Cyborg Zelda: Linking Bodies, Linking Worlds, Elizabeth A. Hobbs May 2017

The Legend Of Cyborg Zelda: Linking Bodies, Linking Worlds, Elizabeth A. Hobbs

Honors Theses AY 16/17

Are you a cyborg? Am I a cyborg? Has our technology turned us into cyborgs, anti-cyborgs, or pro-humans? This paper analyzes the role of Donna Haraway's notion of the "cyborg myth" in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It investigates the main characters and storyline as a message about cyborgs, probes the medium of video games as they create or discourage becoming a cyborg, and determines the player's role in the question of what and who is human. Whether or not we as the players have become post-human remains yet to be seen as we look ...


Re-Writing English Identity: Medieval Historians Of Anglo-Norman Britain, Teresa Marie Lopez May 2017

Re-Writing English Identity: Medieval Historians Of Anglo-Norman Britain, Teresa Marie Lopez

Doctoral Dissertations

My dissertation uses post-colonial and narrative theories to examine the historiographic tradition of twelfth-century England. This investigation explores the idea of nationhood in pre-modern England and the relationship between history and romance in post-Conquest historical writings. I analyze how Geoffrey of Monmouth, Henry of Huntingdon Geffrei Gaimar, and Laʒamon imagine and narrate the explicit changes to the ruling elite in twelfth-century England, and how this process constructs their idea of “Englishness.”


Requiem, Jacob K. Lee May 2017

Requiem, Jacob K. Lee

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

Traditionally, the requiem form began as a Catholic mass to honor the dead. Today, the requiem is generally composed conveying messages of solace to troubled hearts. Many composers, such as Britten and Rutter, choose to abandon some of the orthodox text of the mass to provide an added measure of connection for the audience. The result of these later requiems is often a baring of the composer’s soul – something profoundly personal shared in the hope of inspiring others. This latter process is my aim in creating my Requiem. I approach this end in several ways, compositionally: There is a ...


Bilingual (Spanish-English) Marketing As A Catalyst For Cultural Awareness: The Effect On Parents In The Toy Market, Margo K. Bailey May 2017

Bilingual (Spanish-English) Marketing As A Catalyst For Cultural Awareness: The Effect On Parents In The Toy Market, Margo K. Bailey

Honors Scholar Theses

Due to globalization, multinational companies are increasingly cognizant of the language used in marketing materials. The growing Hispanic population in the U.S. and the increasing desire to learn and consume English in Spain makes marketers think twice about how they use language. This research is multi-method, using in-depth interviews and an experiment to learn more about how languages are used in advertisements to target monolingual and bilingual consumers within a country, and how consumers respond to monolingual and bilinguals advertisements.

I started by interviewing two marketing managers with experience in bilingual advertising in various media to better understand their ...


Illiteracy As Immanent: The (Re)Writing Of Rhetoric's Nature, Michael Kennedy May 2017

Illiteracy As Immanent: The (Re)Writing Of Rhetoric's Nature, Michael Kennedy

Honors College

Literacy is often thought of as a skill-set, that is, an ability to read and write in the dominant language of one’s socio-historical milieu. Illiteracy, on the other hand, is often thought of as a lack – an absence of a necessary skill-set that influences how well one can work and communicate (via reading and writing) within their dominant language and their society. In other words, illiteracy seems to have been defined by its relationship to the definition of literacy, that is, as a “negative-literacy” or a “not-literacy” that creates a lacuna of meaning when attempting to define illiteracy as ...


This Is What You Want: Stories, Savannah Blake Horton May 2017

This Is What You Want: Stories, Savannah Blake Horton

Honors Projects

This is What You Want: Stories is a collection of nine stories exploring the role of humor in dark situations. It is a work of fiction.


Text Based Analysis In The Undergraduate Classroom, Katelyn Antolik Apr 2017

Text Based Analysis In The Undergraduate Classroom, Katelyn Antolik

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This project compromises of both a written and technical portion. I have created an interactive web source for teaches in the undergraduate literature classroom to encourage a dynamic experience with literary text in order to promote active engagement in literature for students at any level of technological experience. Students or teachers are able to input outside texts that utilize graphs, charts, and interactive web tools in order to promote learning skills transferable to both academic and non-academic career paths. By utilizing “The Story of an Hour”, I explore the uses of this software in order to demonstrate the potential of ...


The Prairie Connect 2016-2017, English Discipline, University Of Minnesota, Morris Apr 2017

The Prairie Connect 2016-2017, English Discipline, University Of Minnesota, Morris

The Prairie Connect (English Discipline Newsletter)

The Prairie Connect is the English discipline newsletter.

Featuring an introduction by Dr. Michael Lackey, Student profiles: Cain Boney and Kasha Wallace, Alumni profiles: Kim Ukura and Amber Whittemore, Feature story: "Poetry and Earth: a Q&A with Vicki Graham."


Spring 2017 New Writing Series, The University Of Maine College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences Apr 2017

Spring 2017 New Writing Series, The University Of Maine College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Please see Program description


Thoughts On African American Literature From The Imsa English Department, Michael Dean, Michael W. Hancock, Leah Kind, Adam Kotlarczyk, Erin Micklo, Tracy A. Townsend Mar 2017

Thoughts On African American Literature From The Imsa English Department, Michael Dean, Michael W. Hancock, Leah Kind, Adam Kotlarczyk, Erin Micklo, Tracy A. Townsend

Leah Kind

This document is the product of an online collaborative discussion inspired by Black History Month that took place between members of the IMSA English team during the first week of February in 2015. In this conversation, English faculty ruminate on the importance of African American literature as teachers, as individuals, and as lifelong learners.


Spread Newspapers Around: Students Acting! The Invaluable Role Of Modern Theater Class In A Stem Environment, Leah Kind Mar 2017

Spread Newspapers Around: Students Acting! The Invaluable Role Of Modern Theater Class In A Stem Environment, Leah Kind

Leah Kind

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. This line of William Shakespeare’s, itself often redrawn and refashioned to suit different intended purposes, perhaps never rings as poignantly as during high school. Students speak of trying on a particular personality or character, as they desperately seek for what TRUE player dwells behind the mask. The years between junior high and secondary education exist for many students as their own personal time of remaking. Students exit one wing in adolescence, rush behind the curtain as they take up or cast off whatever masks and ...


"It's Alive!", Michael P. Dean, Michael W. Hancock, Leah Kind, Devon Madon Mar 2017

"It's Alive!", Michael P. Dean, Michael W. Hancock, Leah Kind, Devon Madon

Leah Kind

Members of the IMSA English faculty gather together to discuss the classic story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Interpretations and approaches are exhumed and brought back to life by the electrifying conversation of our panel members.


"The Room Where It Happens", Michael P. Dean, Eric Rettberg, Erin Micklo, Leah Kind, Adam Kotlarczyk Mar 2017

"The Room Where It Happens", Michael P. Dean, Eric Rettberg, Erin Micklo, Leah Kind, Adam Kotlarczyk

Leah Kind

Members of the IMSA English faculty gather together to discuss the Broadway phenomenon and this year's summer reading, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton: The Revolution. No one leaves with unprecedented financial power, but the group swaps success stories and their favorite aspects of this innovative musical.


"The Room Where It Happens", Michael P. Dean, Eric Rettberg, Erin Micklo, Leah Kind, Adam Kotlarczyk Mar 2017

"The Room Where It Happens", Michael P. Dean, Eric Rettberg, Erin Micklo, Leah Kind, Adam Kotlarczyk

Erin Micklo

Members of the IMSA English faculty gather together to discuss the Broadway phenomenon and this year's summer reading, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton: The Revolution. No one leaves with unprecedented financial power, but the group swaps success stories and their favorite aspects of this innovative musical.


Thoughts On African American Literature From The Imsa English Department, Michael Dean, Michael W. Hancock, Leah Kind, Adam Kotlarczyk, Erin Micklo, Tracy A. Townsend Mar 2017

Thoughts On African American Literature From The Imsa English Department, Michael Dean, Michael W. Hancock, Leah Kind, Adam Kotlarczyk, Erin Micklo, Tracy A. Townsend

Erin Micklo

This document is the product of an online collaborative discussion inspired by Black History Month that took place between members of the IMSA English team during the first week of February in 2015. In this conversation, English faculty ruminate on the importance of African American literature as teachers, as individuals, and as lifelong learners.