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Multimodal THURSDAY: It’s all Greek to me…until someone writes an e-mail

posted: 9.25.14 by Andrea Lunsford

Guest blogger Diantha Smith is a PhD candidate in English and the Teaching of English at Idaho State University. She teaches both online and face-to-face composition classes and loves incorporating a variety of media into both. In this post, Diantha offers a digital writing assignment to introduce students to rhetorical terms and concepts. [read more]

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Fitting the Assignment to the Class

posted: 7.8.14 by Traci Gardner

Last week, I talked about a classification assignment I plan to use in the technical writing class that I am teaching this summer. Students will research their field of study and identify the kinds of writing they will do in the workplace.

As I designed the assignment, I worried about how to engage students in a way that avoided turning into a classification essay. I have no problem with classification essays, but they aren’t the right format for a technical writing class. [read more]

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Assignment: Classify Writing in Your Discipline

posted: 7.1.14 by Traci Gardner

Writing in the disciplines was all the rage when I began teaching college writing, and at the time, many of us asked first-year writing students to investigate the kind of writing that was done in the fields they had chosen for their majors.

The one minor problem I had with this activity was that frequently students hadn’t decided on a field yet. [read more]

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