In her essay “Taking TV’s “‘War of Words’” Too Literally,”1 Georgetown University linguist Deborah Tannen examines the rise of what she calls the “argument culture.” That argument is a significant part of American culture today is clear whenever we turn on the television set. Talking heads that populate the airwaves with ardent speakers can be found on various talk shows, especially cable’s quasi-news programs such as MSNBC’s Hardball or CNN’s Crossfire.
In her article, “Multicultural Classrooms, Monocultural Teachers,” Terry Dean discusses the plight of both teacher and student in regards to multiculturalism and the often problematic classroom situations it entails. Dean’s primary claim is that “with increasing cultural diversity in classrooms, teachers need to structure learning experiences that both help students write their way into the […]
In composition classrooms in colleges and universities, composition instructors attempt to combine course design, pedagogical approaches and textbook choice to produce an effective writing experience that challenges students’ abilities and preconceived notions of the writing process. Upon deciding on a pedagogical approach and philosophy, a college composition instructor typically designs a course intended to apply […]
I love to dance. Old School Funk, Soul and Hip Hop music are my genres of choice. When I get on the dance floor and start to move, the world melts away and I feel as though I am pure music, pure motion. I feel most truly free when I am dancing. I have searched for the words to […]