• Spotlight: Using Film Clips to Teach Monsters

    Today’s featured blogger is Andrew Hoffman, author of Monsters: A Bedford Spotlight Reader. One of the clichés about today’s students is that they are visual learners. While that’s certainly ...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Using Memes to Reflect on Writing Processes

      Today's guest blogger is Amanda Gaddam, an adjunct instructor in the First-Year Writing Program and the School for New Learning at DePaul University. She holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in Li...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: The Motherlode of Multimodal Projects, Interactive Feature Articles

    Today's guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn. This project is truly the motherlode of multimodal projects and is best implemented at the end of a semester. Throughout my class, students learn the discreet skills and ...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Re/Mixing One Multimodal Genre into Another

    Today’s guest blogger is Jeanne Law Bohannon (see end of post for bio).   This semester has presented numerous reflective opportunities for me, especially when thinking about re/mixing writing for mul...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Collaborative Style Guides for Ethical Citation and Usage Practices

     Today’s guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn (see end of post for bio).   This week I have an important assignment for multimodal composers. When we have students work in digital spaces as content...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: No Fear Gramm(r) and Students' Top 5 Lists for Rhetorical Growth, 2.0

    Today’s guest blogger is Jeanne Bohannon (see end of post for bio).   A thread came across the WPA listserv last week that reminded me of a post I wrote a couple of years ago (Multimodal Mondays: No Fear ...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Annotated Mix Tapes as Narrative Forms

    Today's guest blogger is Amanda Gaddam (see end of post for bio).   Every fall, I’m struck by the growing age difference between my students and me—things like Snapchat go right over my head, while m...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Eye on the Horizon, or Revisiting Past Assignments

    Today’s guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn (see end of post for bio).    I have always viewed teaching as a journey in which we travel along and pick up new ideas and practices along the way. Thr...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Creating a Community Writing Contract in Your Syllabus

    Today’s guest blogger is Jeanne Bohannon (see end of post for bio).   It's here, readers. January and the first few weeks of spring semester are upon us. As I planned my syllabus, recent pivotal even...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: A Flexible Multimodal Assignment for Election Reflection

    Today's guest blogger is Amanda Gaddam (see end of post for bio).   Before November 8th last year, my students and I talked at length about the election: the powerful role of rhetoric throughout the campaig...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Engaging Student Activism in Writing Classrooms

    Today’s guest blogger is Jeanne Bohannon (see end of post for bio).   As many of my colleagues and student-scholars, I have spent the past few weeks ruminating on the culmination of our country's pre...
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  • Still Writing about Writing (and Talking and Arguing and Asking Questions about Writing, Too)

    Today's guest blogger is Matthew Bryan, an associate lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida, where he graduated with his MFA in Creative Writing in 2009. There, he serves as the fac...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Multimodal Profile Project

    Today's guest blogger is Amanda Gaddam (see end of post for bio).   Like most first year composition instructors, I talk about audience early and often in my classes. We theorize audiences for assigned...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: A Low-Stakes Assignment for Understanding Blogs as Genre

    Guest blogger Amanda Gaddam is an adjunct instructor in the First-Year Writing Program and the School for New Learning at DePaul University. She holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in Literary Studies and a M...
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  • Teaching Writing about Writing in the Two-Year College

    Today's guest blogger is Mark Blaauw-Hara, a Professor of English and the Writing Program Coordinator at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, Michigan, where he has taught for seventeen years. His interest...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Using PSAs to Teach Visual Rhetoric and Audience

    Jennifer Hewerdine teaches composition at Arizona Western College and is a Ph.D. candidate at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  Her scholarly interests include digital literacies, writing center prac...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Invention and Embracing Process and Product

    Today's guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn. (See end of post for bio.)   We often think about multimodality in terms of the end result – the products that students can produce through multimodal composition....
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Sustainability, Dynamic Compositions, and Going Viral

    Today's guest blogger is Halle Neiderman, a PhD candidate at Kent State University. She teaches College Writing I and II, as well as Writing in the Public Sphere, Writing in Business, and Professional Writing. Sh...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Using the Election and Twitter to Teach Exigence and Audience

    Today's guest blogger is Amanda Gaddam (see end of post for bio).   This election season, though at times seemingly interminable, is nearing its end, and for most of us, Election Day falls in the middle or near ...
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  • Multimodal Mondays:  Adding Students' Voices to Re-Negotiate Writing in Composition and Beyond College

    Today’s guest blogger is Jeanne Law Bohannon (see end of post for bio).   I know the semester has started when my Twitter feed fills with colleagues sharing innovative assignments alongside anxious report...
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