H. Bernard Hall, in the new Research in the Teaching of English, says we no longer need to ask why to use hip-hop in English classes; we need more models for how to use it well.
What should writers know about trademarked names or brand names? How should you handle these names in your fiction? Adirondack Editing, via Chris the Story Reading Ape, helps out!
Does the Who/Whom Conundrum drive you nuts? Quit worrying. You can be right by being wrong!
In the June issue of College Composition and Communication, Stuart Blythe and Laura Gonzales use screencast videos to track what students actually do as they compose a researched argument for an interdisciplinary biology class.
Jennifer Grouling and Jackie Grutsch McKinney investigate whether students are actually doing multimodal writing and whether they know what “multimodality” means! Computers and Composition, in press.
Suzanne Choo argues that literature can counter the pressures of “strategic cosmopolitanism,” in which education is just an economic investment and not a means of fostering ethical relationships. May Research in the Teaching of English.
Great News! My writer’s interview on Don Massenzio’s highly active, informative blog is scheduled for tomorrow! It posts in the early morning hours and should be up in the a.m. on Monday. My deepest gratitude to Don for highlighting so many terrific authors and for sharing so much information on writing and publishing. Check him out!
In the Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), Joseph M. Moxley and David Eubanks report on a study of 46,689 ratings of essays to discover whether student ratings correlate with instructor ratings of intermediate drafts in first-year writing courses.
In the July College English, Casey Boyle makes a case for rejecting “reflection” as crucial to the “habits of mind” encouraged by the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing and replacing it with an “ecological orientation” appropriate to “posthumanism.”