• 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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  • Thinking of Martin Luther King Jr.

      I’m writing this posting on January 21, MLK day, and so I have been thinking of him and of his legacy as I do every year this time. Of course I remember exactly where I was on Thursday, April 4, 1968: I ...
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  • Images, Words, Identity

      “I heard it on NPR” is an often-spoken truth among my friends, as we tend to listen to our local stations and compare notes. Recently, I “heard on NPR” a story about a bridal boutique i...
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  • 2018 Word of the Year

      As always at this time of year, I’m checking to see what words have been called out as especially characteristic or indicative of the year we have just endured. The first one I came across was from Merri...
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  • Should We Delete Social Media?

      On November 24, S. Matthew Liao wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times titled “Do You Have a Moral Duty to Leave Facebook?” Liao, who teaches philosophy and bioethics at NYU, examines a number ...
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  • Wishes for the Holiday Season

      I hope that teachers of writing everywhere are finishing up their last grading of the term, seeing students off for the break, and enjoying some quiet, peaceful, loving holiday time. While we all have much cau...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Crosslinked Reflections for Multimodal Composition

    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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  • The Link Between Teaching and Research

      I just returned from a meeting sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on the subject of strengthening undergraduate education. Led by Pam Grossman, Dean of Education at the University of Pennsy...
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  • Multimodal Mondays:  Teaching Visual Rhetoric for Accessibility with Alt-Texts

    Today’s guest blogger is Dustin Ledford, a graduate student at Kennesaw State University working toward a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing with a concentration in Composition and Rhetoric. He teache...
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  • Listen First!

      If you haven’t heard of the Listen First Project, check them out! Devoted to mending “the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides one conversation at a time,” this project is currently c...
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  • “When Giving Is All We Have”

      I am here in Northern California, where there are 80 dead and 1,000 unaccounted for in the worst wildfire of the state’s history. Air quality is bad; people are wearing masks. And coughing. Yet people ar...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Using Infographics to Enhance Research Practices

    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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  • What I Learned at the University of Central Florida

      Last week I had an opportunity to visit with colleagues and students at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. It has been some years since I was last there and I was amazed to see how the campus has gr...
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