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A Word From The Writing Center (October 2017), Jennifer Wilson, MS, ELS 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

A Word From The Writing Center (October 2017), Jennifer Wilson, Ms, Els

A Word From the Writing Center (Newsletter)

This issue includes:

  • Stylish academic writing
  • The Write Stuff


A Word From The Writing Center (October 2017), Jennifer Wilson, MS, ELS 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

A Word From The Writing Center (October 2017), Jennifer Wilson, Ms, Els

A Word From the Writing Center (Newsletter)

This issue includes:

  • Selecting a target journal using journalguide.com
  • Teaching and Communication Skills workshops


A Word From The Writing Center (September 2017), Jennifer Wilson, MS, ELS 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

A Word From The Writing Center (September 2017), Jennifer Wilson, Ms, Els

A Word From the Writing Center (Newsletter)

This issue includes:

  • Writing Tip: Sentences that start with the word there
  • Communication Skills Workshop Series: Communicate Like a Pro: Think like a...


Front Matter, 2017 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Front Matter

Speaker & Gavel

Front matter and table of contents for volume 54, issue 1 of Speaker & Gavel.


The Black Press In Minnesota During World War I, Alejandra Galvan 2017 Minnesota State University Mankato

The Black Press In Minnesota During World War I, Alejandra Galvan

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. Many enjoy learning about the battles, the military, and the Homefront. But there is a need for more scholarship to understand the role African Americans played in the war. From my research, many African Americans disagreed with US involvement. Why would a country agree to fight for democracy overseas when its citizens need freedom at home? Racism in the United States concerned African Americans deeply. At the same time, however, African Americans viewed World War I as a way to demonstrate their patriotism. Black citizens ...


Office Of Scholarly Communications, Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017), Paul Royster, Sue A. Gardner, Margaret Mering, Linnea Fredrickson 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Office Of Scholarly Communications, Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017), Paul Royster, Sue A. Gardner, Margaret Mering, Linnea Fredrickson

Digital Commons / Institutional Repository Information

This report covers the Scholarly Communications team, and activities involving the institutional repository (IR), library publishing operations, outreach and advocacy, and copyright consulting.

Highlights include services, size, usage metrics, recognition (Ranking Web of World Repositories), Zea Books, journals, and appendices. (32 pages)


A Word From The Writing Center (July 2017), Jennifer Wilson, MS, ELS 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

A Word From The Writing Center (July 2017), Jennifer Wilson, Ms, Els

A Word From the Writing Center (Newsletter)

This issue includes:

  • Grammar tip: affect vs effect
  • Opportunity for online writing workshop for scientists


The First Special Issue Of Dignity, Donna M. Hughes 2017 University of Rhode Island

The First Special Issue Of Dignity, Donna M. Hughes

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

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A Word From The Writing Center (June 2017), Jennifer Wilson, MS, ELS 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

A Word From The Writing Center (June 2017), Jennifer Wilson, Ms, Els

A Word From the Writing Center (Newsletter)

This issue includes:

  • Writing tip: Purpose of semicolons and colons
  • Tips on preparing posters


The Academic Research Library And Science Education: A Roadmap For The Journey, Sue Ann Gardner 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Academic Research Library And Science Education: A Roadmap For The Journey, Sue Ann Gardner

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

Science libraries are integral to the process of science inquiry.

Science education is facilitated within science libraries.

The future of science libraries is predicated on librarians maintaining a meaningful relationship with those engaging in scholarship.

Science libraries need to combine traditional and emerging service models, provide access to a wide array of materials, incorporate appropriate technology, and offer ergonomic work spaces to promote effective learning.

The science commons includes varied work spaces which encourage innovation and creativity, facilitate situated and active learning, and promote communities of practice.

The National Science Education Standards definition of science inquiry includes the diverse ways ...


A Word From The Writing Center (May 2017), Jennifer Wilson, MS, ELS 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

A Word From The Writing Center (May 2017), Jennifer Wilson, Ms, Els

A Word From the Writing Center (Newsletter)

This issue includes:

  • Grammar writing tip on ZOMBIE nouns!
  • Keep Reading with BrowZine


Media Constructed Retirement Articles Of Professional Baseball Players, Kevin T. Berge 2017 St. John Fisher College

Media Constructed Retirement Articles Of Professional Baseball Players, Kevin T. Berge

Sport Management Undergraduate

The career of an athlete may shape the narrative that the media uses when writing articles on that player when they retire. Many people fail to understand how the media constructs articles the way they do on Major League Baseball (MLB) players upon retirement. This research study used a mixed method approach to show how the media covers certain professional MLB players when they retire. The researcher counted how many times chosen variables were mentioned in two different articles of sixteen retired MLB players, and then extracted quotes from those articles. This study found that superstar pitchers and superstar hitters ...


Booktube And The Formation Of The Young Adult Canon, Melina Hughes 2017 Portland State University

Booktube And The Formation Of The Young Adult Canon, Melina Hughes

Book Publishing Final Research Paper

BookTube is a self-identified subsection of YouTube, where content creators, known as BookTubers, create videos with book-related content. Most BookTube channels are focused on Young Adult titles. Through researching YA BookTube channels and interviewing YA BookTubers, key trends in BookTube functionality have been identified. These trends include the characteristics of the books that are discussed, the influential role of of the BookTuber, and the possible formation of a YA canon.


How To Edit Controversial Texts, Nicholas M. Shea 2017 Portland State University

How To Edit Controversial Texts, Nicholas M. Shea

Book Publishing Final Research Paper

In a time where political tensions are at an all-time high, this paper examines the role of editors when faced with potentially controversial works—whether it’s a manuscript with a few minor offensive elements or a manuscript with an overarching provocative theme. The responsibilities of developmental editors and copyeditors are evaluated to find a common interest, prior to delving into the intricacies of editing a polemical text. Topics include: What constitutes a controversial work, and who decides? How do the roles of developmental editors and copyeditors relate to audience? How can editors remain neutral? How can editors use their ...


What Color Is The Threshold? An Exploration Of The Materiality Of Racial Descriptions In Marketing Paratext In Adult Fiction, Jordana Beh Wathey 2017 Portland State University

What Color Is The Threshold? An Exploration Of The Materiality Of Racial Descriptions In Marketing Paratext In Adult Fiction, Jordana Beh Wathey

Book Publishing Final Research Paper

The conversation in book publishing has established that the industry is remarkably, well, white. We abstractly understand that minority groups have not been represented well, if at all, in our literary history; and, I would add, most publishers including the tenor-setting Big Five, want to change this heternormative face of the book industry. In fact, the question in all American media today is how do we make our fictional worlds better reflect our lived existence? But, as we talk about improving the inclusivity of our chosen medium, there is a conversation that is being missed as we canvas the landscape ...


Trends In Marketing For Books On Animal Rights, Gloria H. Mulvihill 2017 Portland State University

Trends In Marketing For Books On Animal Rights, Gloria H. Mulvihill

Book Publishing Final Research Paper

Though many of us have heard the mantra that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, marketers in book publishing bank on the fact that people do and will continue to buy and read books based not only on content, but its aesthetic appeal. This essay will examine the top four marketing trends that can be observed on the Amazon listings for books published on animal rights within the last ten years, specifically relating to titles, cover design, and the intended audience. From graphic adaptations of animals to traditional textbook approaches and animal photography, publishers are striving to ...


Print Books And E-Books: How Each Format Plays A Role In Reading Comprehension, Maeko Bradshaw 2017 Portland State University

Print Books And E-Books: How Each Format Plays A Role In Reading Comprehension, Maeko Bradshaw

Book Publishing Final Research Paper

This research paper aims to examine the different components of electronic books (e-books) and print books, and seeks to illuminate the ways in which reading retention is affected by each format. Using the data from studies conducted on adult readers, this paper examines how humans process information read from a text; the positive and negative impacts of e-books; whether or not digital natives are affected in the same way by e-readers; and suggestions publishing houses might take considering these findings and the future development of technology.


Establishing The Conservative Genre: The Beginning Of Political Censorship Or Business As Usual?, Vi Rose La Bianca 2017 Portland State University

Establishing The Conservative Genre: The Beginning Of Political Censorship Or Business As Usual?, Vi Rose La Bianca

Book Publishing Final Research Paper

Is it reasonable to classify books written by today’s far-right conservative authors as belonging to their own distinct genre, and if so, is the hesitation of mainstream publishers to acquire these books the beginning of political censorship or simply business as usual? This paper will seek to suggest that not only does conservative literature qualify as its own genre, but also that accepting this categorization can help increase conservative titles’ visibility and sales.


Make The Old New Again; Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Penguin’S Classic Redesigns, Sophie Aschwanden 2017 Portland State University

Make The Old New Again; Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Penguin’S Classic Redesigns, Sophie Aschwanden

Book Publishing Final Research Paper

The design and branding strategies employed by Penguin Books in the redesigns of their public domain and Classics titles demonstrate a valuing of the book as an object that is not necessarily reliant on the words inside. This paper examines three ways in which these redesigns communicate on an extratextual level — by appealing to the human impulse to collect and categorize, by building upon the veneration books have always carried within our society, and by encouraging the reader to think of each book as an aesthetic extension of his or her sense of self. In understanding that the relationships readers ...


The Knowledge Worker And Upskilling: Can Instructional Design Frameworks Help?, Susan W. Brown 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Knowledge Worker And Upskilling: Can Instructional Design Frameworks Help?, Susan W. Brown

Instructional Design Capstones Collection

This paper explores how knowledge workers face uncertainties in the job market and how workers sustain a decades-long career in the midst of technology changes and globalization pressures. In particular, this paper asks how knowledge workers self-assess knowledge gaps, discover appropriate learning opportunities, demonstrate mastery, and promote credentials across decades-long careers. Interviews with 8 knowledge workers in educational publishing, an industry undergoing workforce changes due to market disruption, provides real-world context to this research question. Taking into account various theoretical frameworks offered for adult education and also reviewing the realities of the postmodern workplace, the paper outlines the hurdles impairing ...


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