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The Artistry of Composing

The knowledge required to paint is to know how to put paint onto a brush and apply it to a canvas. The knowledge needed for a literate individual to compose is to put a pen to a piece of paper, or a set of hands to a keyboard. However, it is the creativity and uniqueness … Continue reading The Artistry of Composing

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“Naming What We Know”

Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle’s Naming What We Know establishes and contextualizes Writing Studies to establish what, in a sense, we may view as the building blocks of the discipline. Throughout my reading, I came across multiple threshold concepts that resonated with me in both a personal level regarding my own experience and growth as … Continue reading “Naming What We Know”

Not all Digital Pedagogy has to be Digital!

As an ENG 1100 instructor, I feel compelled to share my findings in a new assignment that I tested out on my students this semester. The experience is what follows: Instead of forcing students to make your everyday, typical PowerPoint presentation for their class project, consider something that is more enjoyable, and engaging. For an … Continue reading Not all Digital Pedagogy has to be Digital!

10 Apps to Help You Stay Focused on Your Writing

In an effort to keep internet users focused,  Frances Caballo offers help on how to keep oneself from becoming distracted.  For example, SelfControl is an app that blocks sites for a certain amount of time that you set for yourself while working on a project. Caballo notes that “According to research, it can be more difficult … Continue reading 10 Apps to Help You Stay Focused on Your Writing

Robert Scholes devotes an entire book-length study on the importance of literary theory in the classroom. He argues that, when it comes to understanding and using theory, “It is the great aim or end of liberal education and therefore not something we can assume to be already developed in students just beginning their college education. … Continue reading

Why Theory should be a part of Undergraduate Study

From Teaching & Learning English Literature, Ellie Chambers and Marshall Gregory discuss the topic of teaching theory in literature courses. The question of debate in regards to theory is not whether or not it should be taught in the classroom, but rather, “how much/what” theory to teach, as well as “when, and how, should it … Continue reading Why Theory should be a part of Undergraduate Study