One of the top three questions in contemporary gender studies may well be: “what is masculinity?” Before moving on to my analysis of gender construction in the popular men’s lifestyle magazine Maxim, I will explore some of the answers that experts have postulated to this vexing question.
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 […]
Articles Reviewed: 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. Ferris, Dana R. (1995). Student reactions to teacher response in multiple-draft composition classrooms. TESOL Quarterly. 29(1). 33-52. Goldstein, Lynn M. and […]
Introduction In the last fifteen years technical communication has undergone an explosive phase of growth both as a professional practice and as a field of academic inquiry. In industry, U.S. labor department reports show technical communication to be among the fastest growing professions in the country. Within the university, the increase has also been marked. In 1976 only 19 […]
With the invention of computers and the Internet educators have been asking themselves if this “new” 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 Era sheds light on these questions. I read this book in two ways: first, as […]
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Hearing the term “critical reading” provokes my composition students to lemon-pucker grimace and nervously shift in their seats as if a monster had suddenly appeared. They often gasp at the prospects of the composition course’s planned future critical reading unit. They identify with theorist Jacques Derrida’s notion that “the future is necessarily monstrous: the figure […]