• The Growing Importance of "Soft Skills"

      During much of my teaching career, I met students who were certain that the “hard” courses in STEM were the ones that would help them to get—and to keep—good jobs. And I watched enrollme...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Exploratory Podcast Reviews

    Today’s guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn, a Professor of English and Digital Writing at Kennesaw State University. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning and critical digital literacies...
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  • Celebrating National Teachers’ Day

      Tuesday, May 7, 2019, is National Teachers’ Day so I’m thinking about how I can thank teachers I know for the remarkable work they do every single day. I’ll start with my sister, Liz Middleto...
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  • Want a Reading Recommendation?

      This will be a brief posting as I am out of the country right now, sailing along what used to be medieval trade routes and learning all about trading patterns, trading wars, and cultural clashes of nearly a mi...
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  • The Next Generation Leadership Network at Hazhó’ó Hólne’

      I wish all teachers of writing could have been with me at the Hazhó’ó Hólne’ Writing Conference, held in late March in Window Rock, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation and centered a...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Creating Podcasts to Further Analyze and Synthesize Annotated Bibliography Sources

    Brody Smithwick is the founder of Lion Life Community, a non-profit organization that offers educational services inside of jails in North Georgia. He is also a graduate student at Kennesaw State University working to...
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  • A Shoutout to DBLAC

      When I think of the resources that are available to support writers—and especially graduate student writers who aim to be teachers in colleges and universities—I think of our professional organizat...
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  • Impressions of CCCC 2019

      BRAVO and KUDOS to Program Chair Vershawn Young and to Local Arrangements Chair Brenda Whitley—and to all their teams—for a truly memorable CCCC. I can never remember so many “must see and he...
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  • Pay Attention!

      It’s no secret that I am a fan of style and of teaching style, the third canon of rhetoric and, by any measure, an extremely important one today. So I’ve focused on style in all my textbooks and do...
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  • How about Some Comic Relief?

      When this blog posting goes up, I will be in Pittsburgh at CCCC celebrating Cheryl Glenn’s brilliantly deserved Exemplar Award and reveling in what looks to be the most diverse and exciting program in ye...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Experiential Reviews and Immersive Experiences

    Today’s guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn, a Professor of English and Digital Writing at Kennesaw State University. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning and critical digital literacies...
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  • An Avalanche of Memoirs

      Writing in The New York Times in 2011, Neil Genzlinger bemoans “the problem of memoirs,” opening with this notable illustration by Timothy Goodman. Genzlinger is ostensibly reviewing four recently-...
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  • Academic Blogging Guidelines (Jeanne Bohannon)

      Jeanne Bohannon's Academic Blogging Guidelines. See Multimodal Mondays: Engaging Student Activism in Writing Classrooms,Multimodal Mondays: Visual Analysis and Content Creation for Beginners in Two Pa...
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  • Multimodal Mondays:  Engaging Sustained Student Activism in Writing Classrooms

    Today’s guest blogger is Jeanne Law Bohannon, an Associate Professor of English and the Interim Director of Composition at Kennesaw State University. She believes in creating democratic learning spaces, where st...
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  • Thinking about Style and Delivery—and Greta Thunberg

      I’ve been thinking a lot lately about style and delivery. Listening to the President’s hour-long rambling, free-associating announcement of a “national emergency,” I wondered again how ...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Academia, Meet Work - Using Multimedia to Teach Professional Writing

    Ashley Shaw is a graduate student at Kennesaw State University working towards a Masters in the Arts of Professional Writing with a focus on composition and rhetoric. She teaches First-Year English Composition and Rhe...
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  • Visual Rhetoric at Work

      I wonder how many teachers of writing are getting tired of the word “optics”? I know I am. The word has been around a long time—it popped up several times during the Carter administration in ...
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  • Pronouns Have a Secret Life?

      I’ve been in Sweden visiting at the University of Orebro, where we talked about gender neutral language in general and gender neutral pronouns in particular. Teachers and scholars there are as concerned ...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Visual Narratives and the Five Image Story

    Today’s guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn a Professor of English and Digital Writing at Kennesaw State University. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning and critical digital literacies ...
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  • Gender Neutral Pronouns and Inclusive Language

      Most teachers of writing I know are concerned, along with their students, about using inclusive language in (and out of) the classroom, and especially in acknowledging that the traditional male/female binary d...
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