H. Bernard Hall, in the new , says Research in the Teaching of English we no longer need to ask why to use hip-hop in English classes; we need more models for how to use it well.
Rob McAlear and Mark Pedretti, writing in
, Composition Studies ask students how they decide if a paper is “done.” The answer isn’t what you think.
John Duffy, in the January
, College English explores “virtue ethics” as a possible replacement for consequentialist, deontological, and poststructuralist ethics in college writing classrooms.
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! Phoebe Quinn at A Writer’s Path has a list of seven writing mistakes that are all too easy to make—and some ideas for improving. See if you spot yourself in this list! I did.
And if, unlike me, you’ve been struggling to keep up with SEO, here’s some good news:
SEO tricks we writers can let go of, from Torque.
Speaking of tech stuff, I found this post from
Bookworks on basic tech skills for writers more than helpful. Check it out!
Does the Who/Whom Conundrum drive you nuts? Quit worrying.
You can be right by being wrong! Noreen S. Moore and Charles A. MacArthur, writing in the Journal of Writing Research, explore how 7th- and 8th-graders respond to computer feedback and scoring when they revise their writing.
In the June issue of
Stuart Blythe and Laura Gonzales use College Composition and Communication, screencast videos to track what students actually do as they compose a researched argument for an interdisciplinary biology class.
In the new
Sara Webb-Sunderhaus uses College English, the lens of “tellability” to explore how teacher expectations shape identity performance for students from Appalachia.
Jennifer Grouling and Jackie Grutsch McKinney
investigate whether students are actually doing multimodal writing and whether they know what “multimodality” means! , in press. Computers and Composition
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 Joseph M. Moxley and David Eubanks Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), 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.