• "Typical Americans"

    Twenty-six years ago, the introduction to the first edition of Signs of Life in the U.S.A. began with an exploration of the place that the Super Bowl holds in American life and culture, noting how "It's more than...
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  • Using Conspiracy Theories as Opportunities for Rhetorical Analysis

      I’m wondering how many others read the article by Mike McIntire and Kevin Roose in the New York Times called “What Happens When QAnon Seeps from the Web to the Offline World.” I have heard of...
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  • Slow Looking and Close Reading: Experiments in Learning from a Tree

    I’m roaring into my 2020 teaching with the old-school pedagogy of journal-writing, buoyed by the positive feedback from students, and, frankly, the pleasure I’m taking in practicing alongside them.   ...
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  • The Importance of Affective Learning: An Interview with Kathy Molloy and Diego Navarro

    The two of you are former long-time California Community College professors now working for the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges. Your current project focuses on using student support succ...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Looking for Signs: A Digital Visual Series

    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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  • Feedback as “Intermental Experience” in FYC and Corequisite Courses

    We are heading into the fourth week of spring term, rounding out the first quarter of our FYC and corequisite courses. We’ve just finished early draft conferences on the first significant project – a liter...
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  • Examining Writers vs. Authors

      I am woefully behind on my reading but trying to catch up the last week or so, and I just read a provocative and important article by Elise Findlay (whom I met recently when I was visiting St. Mary’s Col...
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  • Handicapping the Oscars: Predictive Analytics Meets the Academy

    As the countdown to the annual Academy Awards ceremony ticks away, I'm seeing more and more articles in the Entertainment section of the Los Angeles Times like this one, whose aim is to predict the outcomes of the vot...
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  • Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

      Martin Luther King has been in my thoughts and in my heart for quite a while this year. As always, I attended a celebration in his honor in my little coastal village, a celebration that always includes music a...
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  • 2019 Word(s) of the Year!

      Every year I look forward to finding out what words will be singled out as especially important or noteworthy for the preceding year. This year, though, I approached this subject with special trepidation: give...
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  • Reading Journals in the IRW/Corequisite Classroom

    I am frequently asked how to incorporate reading instruction in corequisite classes, especially when institutional logistics make it difficult to add anything to an already packed syllabus. I have found that in many o...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Start the Semester

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     Grammar Girl podcasts can be used at any time of the ...
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  • First Year Writing and Public Discourse

      As impeachment proceedings advance, as conflict in the Middle East escalates, as candidates for president bombard us with television messages, and as Facebook decides that it will not even bother trying to eli...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Talk about Accurate Information and Redundant Language

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.  For many people, the fall and winter months are full of holida...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Compare British and American Englishes

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     Has the United Kingdom or Brexit come up in your clas...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts—Back to Basics

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     From all of us here at Macmillan Learning and the Gram...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Apostrophe Basics

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.   In this blog post, we’ll go back to some apostrophe ba...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Less Common Pronoun Usage

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.       Happy spring to everyone in the northern hemisp...
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  • Celebrate National Grammar Day with Grammar Girl Podcasts!

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     National Grammar Day is nearly here! Each year, this ...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts to Teach about Idioms

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     Happy almost Halloween! This month, we’ll look...
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