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In this post, Andrew Joseph Pegoda writes an open letter sharing two important pieces of advice with college students.
A Case Study Looking at the Rhetoric of Journalism Bias: Structure, Photography, Voice, and Events at the University of Oklahoma
They say good journalism is free from (overt, excessive) biases. Such standards are impossible, without even considering the personal interests of a writer. The rhetoric of an article, even when seemingly balanced, helps speak to the “true” agendas–conscious or unconscious–of… Read More ›
Having at least some low-stakes (or no-stakes) assignments in college courses is touted by advocates of student success and practitioners of andragogy as essential for creating safe and productive learning environments for students. The theory goes that students are more likely… Read More ›
On Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at 8:00 am, I had my first class as a freshmen college student. I had just graduated from high school (home/self-schooled) on Friday, December 10, 2004. I had no clue what to expect. I remember… Read More ›
I love conversation, especially passionate, informed conversation. Conversations are a place where two or more people exchange and develop ideas, whether these are spoken, written, or delivered some other way. Of course, people are going to have different takes on… Read More ›
MASTERING THE SEMICOLON Use a semicolon between closely related independent clauses not joined with a coordinating conjunction. They needed to account for White European males who did not fit their mold, such as the homeless and criminal; the social construction… Read More ›