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‘Hollywood Squares’ meets higher ed?

        Professor Bharat Anand of Harvard Business School teaches students all over the world live from a television studio. Courtesy of Harvard Business School from npr.org Has Harvard Quashed Virtual-Classroom Naysayers? It’s show time. “Please try to limit all other background noise, like your cellphone should be muted.” This is a virtualContinue Reading

why johnny can’t write or argue continued

uter from: the washingtonpost.com Why is our political discourse so lousy? A provocative education explanation Why is our political discourse so lousy? Here’s one provocative explanation, from Donald Lazere, professor emeritus of English at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, who also taught part-time at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the authorContinue Reading

Recommended: state of freelance writing in America 2015

from: theawl.com If You Don’t Click on This Story, I Don’t Get Paid What writers make in 2015 by Noah Davis September 8, 2015 Over the course of the last three months, I have interviewed more than twenty writers, editors, media people, and journalism professors about the state of being a freelance writer in 2015. The generalContinue Reading


from: wljournal.org How to Start and Run a Writing Center With No Budget, or How We Did the Impossible! Editor’s note: today’s story comes from Cortney Barko and Melissa Sartore, professors at WVU Tech. Their journey bringing a writing center to campus–only to find the process harder than they first anticipated–is a fascinating one! We work at West Virginia UniversityContinue Reading

Why I stopped grading using red ink years ago and what I’ve learned about constructive feedback as opposed to correcting papers

from: thewritingcampus.com Error in Student Writing: A Balanced, Developmental Approach SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 / WRITING CAMPUS By Paul T. Corrigan Paul T. Corrigan teaches writing and literature at Southeastern University, where he serves on the steering committee for Writing Across the Curriculum. He writes at Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed. You can reach him through Facebook, Twitter, and paultcorrigan.com. Errors in writingContinue Reading

Updating the tired old print-based syllabus: practicing what we preach when we teach Tech Writing

from: the chronicle of higher education Designing Engaging Course Documents with Piktochart Written by Julie Platt, currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. It’s sometimes a struggle to get students to carefully read course documents. Many student questions, especially at this time of year, can be answered with “Please check theContinue Reading

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Written by: ANYA KAMENETZ from: npr.org LA Johnson/NPR Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream? Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down theContinue Reading

Writing Tools: It’s not either/or it’s all!

from: npr.org In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever Alejandro Escamilla/Unsplash   By: ERIC WEINER I confess. I’m a notebook nut. I own dozens and dozens of them. Everything from cheap reporter’s notebooks to hand-crafted Italian leather beauties. I wondered: Am I an analog dinosaur, or are there others out there likeContinue Reading