• “When the Voices You Hear Are Beginning to Be Your Own” (shout to Jackie Jones Royster)

    A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Karen Keaton Jackson began her academic career at Hampton University in Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Science in English Secondary Education with summa cum laude distinction. ...
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  • Wading into Waters: Ruminations on Composition and Rhetoric at the Modern HBCU

    David F. Green Jr. is an assistant professor of English at Howard University. He is the director of First-Year Writing, and his research interests include African american and hip hop rhetoric, as well as critical lan...
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  • Spotlight: Asking the Right Questions (about Music)

    Today's blogger is Jeff Ousborne, author of Writing Music: A Bedford Spotlight Reader.   All the essays in Writing Music model thoughtful and perceptive writing in a range of genres, from blog posts to scholarly...
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  • What If Our Best Is Not Enough?

      Jimisha Relerford is a Master Instructor in the Department of English at Howard University. She serves as director of The Writing Center and is currently a student in the PhD program. Her research interes...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Visual Analysis and Content Creation for Beginners in Two Parts

    Today's guest blogger is Jeanne Bohannon is an Assistant Professor of English in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University. She believes in creating democratic learning spaces, wh...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: What the Meme?

    Today's guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn, a Professor in the English Department at Kennesaw State University. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning, critical digital literacies and focu...
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  • What Stephen King Can Teach Us about Teaching Composition

    Today's guest blogger is Daniel Lambert, an educator, writer, editor, proofreader, and photographer. He teaches English courses at California State University, Los Angeles and East Los Angeles College as wel...
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  • Infographics: From Analog to Digital Multimodality

    Today's guest blogger is Tiffany Mitchell, a Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.   In May 2017, a colleague and I attended the Digital Media and Composition (DMAC) Institute...
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  • Let’s Talk About Tech: Revisiting the Conversation on Technology Use at HBCUs

    Jimisha Relerford is a Master Instructor in the Department of English at Howard University. She serves as director of The Writing Center and is currently a student in the PhD program. Her research interests inclu...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Post-It on the Wall for an Ice-Breaker Activity

    Today's guest blogger is Jeanne Bohannon, an Assistant Professor of English in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University. She believes in creating democratic learning spaces, where stu...
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  • A Spark Ignited: What’s Going On with Composition and the HBCU

    By Faye Spencer Maor and Jason DePolo of North Carolina A&T State University.   So, where are we?   We have been and are creating spaces for ourselves through innovative ideas and creative pa...
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  • Teaching Writing and Rhetoric with Sound

    Today’s guest blogger is Tanya Rodrigue, an assistant professor in English and coordinator of the Writing Intensive Curriculum Program at Salem State University in Massachusetts.   Over the past cou...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Five for the Drive — Engaging Students through Google

    Today's guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn, a Professor in the English Department at Kennesaw State University. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning, critical digital literacies and focu...
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  • Spotlight: Embracing Confusion

    Today's guest bloggers is Eric Rawson, author of American Subcultures: A Bedford Spotlight Reader.   Rhetoric deals with matters of uncertainty and disagreement. In challenging our students to see their wr...
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  • Spotlight: Discussing Emojis as Language Change

    Today's featured guest blogger is Samantha Looker-Koenigs, author of Language Diversity and Academic Writing: A Bedford Spotlight Reader.   My first-year writing students and I both enjoy the topic of technolog...
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  • Using Play to Teach Writing

    Today’s guest blogger is Tanya Rodrigue, an assistant professor in English and coordinator of the Writing Intensive Curriculum Program at Salem State University in Massachusetts.   I often take my three-y...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Grab-and-Go Galleries: Curate, Compose, Collaborate

    Today's guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn (see end of post for bio).   As students create multimodal projects they learn the roles and skills of content creators. With our students composing through text and ima...
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  • Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students in the First-Year Writing Class

    Kristin Ravel is pursuing her PhD in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests encompass multimodality, digital media studies, ethics in ...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Using Ed-Tech in China to Teach Andrea's Top 20

    Today's guest blogger is Jeanne Bohannon (see end of post for bio). As I travel back from a trip to Northeast Normal University (NENU) in Changchun, China, I am thinking about Andrea’s Top 20 Student Gramm...
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  • 3 Steps for Creating a Multimodal Assignment

    Today’s guest blogger is Tanya Rodrigue, an assistant professor in English and coordinator of the Writing Intensive Curriculum Program at Salem State University in Massachusetts.   Instructors are current...
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