• Emerging 3.0: Trauma Readings

    I was parking my car to go to work as an Assistant Director of the Rutgers Writing Program when I first heard about the planes hitting the towers on September 11, 2001.  I recall it quite clearly because it was 8...
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  • Emerging 3.0: On Art

    I’ve always felt it important to have a good, broad mix of readings in Emerging.  It’s important to address contemporary issues like technology, yes, but it’s equally important to ask students t...
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  • Emerging 3.0: Sexualities and Gender

    Sexualities and gender have always played an important role in Emerging. As a gay man, I have a vested interest in these topics, more so now that I am also serving as the Interim Director for Florida Atlantic Universi...
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  • Emerging 3.0: Technology Readings

    In my last post I highlighted a legal conflict related to technology in the standoff between Apple and the FBI regarding iPhone security.  In this post, I thought I would highlight more of the readings in Emergin...
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  • Teaching the Apple v. FBI Controversy

    I wanted to take a quick break from our tour of the third edition of Emerging to discuss how to teach the current controversy between Apple and the FBI.  As I write this post, the standoff between the two continu...
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  • Emerging 3.0: Highlight on Sandra Allen

    For this post I wanted to highlight just one reading from the new edition of Emerging. For this week I’ve selected Sandra Allen's “A World Without Wine.”   Allen was a last minute addition. In f...
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  • Emerging 3.0: Thinking about Photography

    In the last edition of Emerging, we were able to include some visual texts as well as some material in the introduction on thinking and writing about visuals. I really enjoyed the visual texts we chose: a collection o...
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  • Emerging 3.0: One Small Change

    One of the readings we took out for the third edition of Emerging was Malcolm Gladwell’s “Small Change.” I liked the piece quite a bit and I’ve wanted something from Gladwell in the book since ...
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  • Emerging 3.0: Teaching Research

    In my last post I discussed some of the challenges of WAC/WID in the FYC classroom as well as the tools the new edition of Emerging offers to help you meet some of those challenges. In this post I want to think about ...
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  • The Challenge of WAC/WID

    In this series I’m looking at some of the features and readings we’ve added to the third edition of Emerging as well as thinking about some ways to approach teaching with it. In this post, I wanted to focu...
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  • Emerging 3.0: What Makes a New Edition?

    I’m so excited: the third edition of Emerging is now available! In this series of posts I will go over some of the new readings and offer suggestions for teaching with the new edition. But I wanted to start by t...
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  • A Guest Blogger on Human Exceptionalism or Exceptional Humans

    Guest blogger Daniel Creed is a PhD student in the Comparative Studies program at Florida Atlantic University and teaches first-year composition and sophomore level literature courses for the English department. His c...
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  • A Guest Blogger Talks about Being a Muslim Woman and the Problem of “PC”

    Tahmina Urmi, our guest blogger this week, is an MA student at Florida Atlantic University who loves English in all its forms. She hopes to further her education while working on her goal to break down walls, ceilings...
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  • A Guest Blogger Writes About Tweets, Links, and Stigma

    Guest blogger Ashely Tisdale is an English MA candidate, writing consultant, and graduate teaching assistant at Florida Atlantic University. She is the curator of StoriesofSisterhood.com, and contributor to the digita...
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  • A Guest Blogger Thinks about Starting Conversations about Racial Tensions at American Universities

    Guest blogger Skye Cervone is a PhD student in Comparative Studies at Florida Atlantic University where she teaches Freshman Composition and Interpretation of Fiction. She holds an M.A. in Science Fiction and Fantasy ...
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  • 3 Student Experiments: Multitasking & Technology Use

    Natalie Rowland teaches freshman composition at Florida Atlantic University and is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing, Fiction program. A former writer, editor, and public relations supervisor in Chicago, she ho...
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  • Teaching Campus Rape Culture

    Recent events have starkly highlighted the disturbing prevalence of rape culture on college campuses. I would hope that this might be an issue of particular importance to students.  Here are some ways you might t...
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  • Teaching Black Lives Matter

    The Black Lives Matter movement continues to be an active and relevant force and one certainly worth teaching.  The saturation of violence against black people in this country demands careful thought and consider...
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  • Teaching Trump

    As I write this, Donald Trump is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. He’s also a lightning rod for all kind of criticism across multiple fronts.  One thing is for sure: people are talking about D...
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  • Is It Really Fall Already?

    Welcome back!   I can’t believe it’s fall already.  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the summer goes. At my school we’re already halfway through the second week in the semester. ...
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