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Andrea A. Lunsford
  I’m just back from a week in London, and what a week it was! Highlights included a massive exhibit on Oceania at the Royal Gallery; a tour of architect Sir John Soane’s amazing house/museum, with its hundreds of paintings and sculptures, including the entirety of Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress; and FIVE plays in six days. I saw Andre Holland in… (Show more)
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Leah Rang
Assignment by Daniel Libertz, Bedford New Scholar 2018   BackgroundThis activity addresses two things about academic writing: How certainty and doubt at the sentence level are rhetorically deployed. How we can look at sentences to see writing as a knowledge-making activity and use this perspective in revision.   Sometimes, students are too certain…
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Jack Solomon
When Neil Young wrote his edgy tribute to rock-and-roll "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)," the genre was hardly dead, nor really approaching it. A new generation of rockers—the punks—were trying to clear a space for themselves by claiming that rock was dead (Harold Bloom style, one might say), but in fact they were only revising it with a… (Show more)
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Miriam Moore
Guest blogger Ann Amicucci directs the First-Year Rhetoric and Writing Program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She teaches courses in first-year writing, writing pedagogy, and the rhetoric of social media. Readers can connect with her on Twitter at Ann N. Amicucci (@AnnNAmicucci) | Twitter.    All readers make snap judgments. To… (Show more)
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Sonya Tiratsuyan
Vaughn Scribner's experience with Read & Practice.
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David Myers
As I finished a recent presentation, “Thinking Smart in a Post-Truth Age,” a questioner’s hand shot up: “I understand the need to think with our heads as well as our hearts, by considering the evidence. But how can I persuade people such as the climate-change-denying folks meeting in my town next week?”   I responded by commending a gentle… (Show more)
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Bedford New Scholar
Today’s featured Bedford New Scholar is Rachel McCabe, a PhD Candidate in English at Indiana University Bloomington. She expects to finish in 2019. She teaches Analytical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry, and has taught multilingual and online versions of the course in the past. She also designed her own FYC theme-based course which focuses on the… (Show more)
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Ann Charters
Browsing in the stacks of my local town library this summer, I was surprised to discover an edition of Kafka’s story that I hadn’t found in 2002 when I began to translate the German text of Die Verwandlung into English as “The Metamorphosis” for inclusion in an early edition of The Story and Its Writer. The copyright page of the book I found on… (Show more)
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Bedford New Scholar
Assignment from Rachel McCabe, Bedford New Scholar 2018 Essay 1: Applying a Definition Approximate Word Count: 850-1000 Points: 150 Primary Texts: William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily” Flannery O’Connor, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” Edgar Allan Poe, “Annabel Lee” Definitional Texts: Wolfgang Kayser, The Grotesque in Art and Literature Michael…
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Sonya Tiratsuyan
Learn how to use our new video assessment tools in a variety of communication courses. It's very easy, high tech, and super cool! 
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Sonya Tiratsuyan
Discover how Macmillan is using learning science and Impact Research to develop and refine the iClicker classroom engagement tool -- and how usage of iClicker can lead to higher student in-class engagement and better course outcomes.
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