Finding My Chrysanthemum

For my capstone, I am looking to analyze linguistic representation in children’s books, and how the publishing industry is addressing linguistic representation in general. When describing why I wanted to write about this subject, I told a story to my capstone faculty members about how…

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Course Design Proposal

1. FYC Learning Outcomes  English 1101 Course Description English 1101 focuses on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation. Also includes introductory use of a variety of research skills. English 1101 Course Outcomes Upon completion…

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What Students Should Write About in a FYC Course

“Often it’s not we who shape words, but the words we use that shape us.” – Nina George As we are nearing the end of our composition theory and pedagogy course, my counterparts and I have been tasked with something almost impossible: create your course…

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Assessing Assessment

“Assessment is today’s means of modifying tomorrow’s instruction.” – Carol Ann Tomlinson A couple of posts back, I reminisced about my experience with my high school English teacher, who wielded what I lovingly termed “the red pen of death”. In that post, I discussed how…

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Content and the Multimodal Classroom

For undergrad, I received my degree in communications with a minor in marketing. I knew I loved writing, but I also loved the concept of business promotion and persuasion through advertisements, press releases, and digital marketing. I graduated back in 2015, and I feel like…

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