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Andrea A. Lunsford
  Dennis Baron, whose blog The Web of Language I follow, has been on a break for several months, so I was very glad to hear that he is back online. In a recent post, “Language in the Age of Fake News, Fox News, and Trump,” Baron provides an overview of a number of linguists and language experts (from Chomsky and Austin to Grice and Orwell) who… (Show more)
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iClicker Reef requires an active subscription to vote with a mobile device or on the web application. When a Reef account is first created, you have a free 14-day trial. In order to continue using Reef, you need to purchase additional subscription time. You do not need to wait for the trial period to expire to add more time, but you should make…
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If you want to write your own version of an existing question, you can duplicate and edit any question in our question bank. Any questions you write or edit will be available in any future courses you teach, but they are private to only you. Open the activity editor On your main course page, click on the name of an activity to open the activity…
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Michael Kardos
This post originally appeared on the blog on 9/14/11     We are finally—I believe—past the time of the unexamined assumption that literary fiction is automatically high art (and therefore worthy of our imaginations and ink), while genre fiction is intrinsically lowbrow or mind-wasting (and therefore not worthy of those things. Or not for academic… (Show more)
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Ayşe Papatya Bucak
            This semester I am teaching a graduate course on creative writing pedagogy, and I have a student who is quietly but persistently trying to shift the murderous and tortured language with which I, and so many other writers, talk about the writing process to something more positive.  Why, he asked last class, do we talk so often about how… (Show more)
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LaunchPad Solo contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad Solo for Health Psychology. What resources are available for my students?From your LaunchPad home page, click…
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Melanie McFadyen
Goal: Use this class exercise to give students practice preparing for common types of exam questions.   1. Ask each student to construct ten objective questions for one of the chapters you've covered in the course.   2. Have students test themselves using the questions they have constructed.   3. Follow up by having them make a list of the…