Hi! H-I-G-H. I am a middle-aged teacher living most of my waking hours among young adults. After an appendectomy with some complications, I am floating in a thin atmosphere of pain and morphine. But I just had a visitor, and now, as many artists in fugue are wont to do, Iâ€™d like to philosophize about her.
One of the responsibilities of rhetoric is to point up the use of dyslogistic discourse in the creation of a climate of fear favorable to the scapegoating of targeted groups of people. That technocratic rhetoric may be used toward such ends is pointed out by Steven Katz, who maintains that the focus on expediency in technical communication can create an â€œethos of objectivity, logic, and narrow focus,â€ with devastating effects on the people thus objectified (257).
On 26 January 2007, Today on NBC aired a segment as part of its series on â€œTodayâ€™s Womanâ€ entitled â€œCocktail Playdates for Moms.â€ The segment was ostensibly intended to provide a neutral report on what it identified as a growing trend: mothers who enjoyed a glass of wine or beer together while their children played.
One of the top three questions in contemporary gender studies may well be: â€œwhat is masculinity?â€ Before moving on to my analysis of gender construction in the popular menâ€™s lifestyle magazine Maxim, I will explore some of the answers that experts have postulated to this vexing question.
It seems Victor Vitanza asked a Magic 8-Ball to see if the world of college composition courses would merge enough with the virtual world to warrant a textbook to be written. Apparently, all signs pointed to yes, and so was born CyberReader.
Articles Reviewed: Â Cumming, Alister and So, Sufumi. (1996). Tutoring second language text revision: does the approach to instruction or the language of communication make a differ- ence. Journal of Second Language Writing. 5(3). 197-226. Â Ferris, Dana R. (1995). Student reactions to teacher response in multiple-draft composition classrooms. TESOL Quarterly. 29(1). 33-52. Â Goldstein, Lynn M. and […]
With the invention of computers and the Internet educators have been asking themselves if this â€œnewâ€ technology would improve student writing. How would it affect the classroom? Would it revolutionize how literacy is taught?Page to Screen: Taking Literacy into the Electronic EraÂ sheds light on these questions. I read this book in two ways: first, as […]