Category Archives: Writing

Dartmouth Seminar

Summary of the Dartmouth Seminar for Composition Research in August 2011: an important step in my retooling as an empirical researcher. Continue reading

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Reading job applications

Reading job applications: most HR managers take less than a minute, leading me to think about the way job application assignments work in my technical communication course. Continue reading

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Three errors

Three error messages (1 effective, 2 not so much) from WIU’s new security push Continue reading

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Infographics, tables, and spring teaching

Preparing for a Spring 2012 class in visualization: what texts to use? Preparation for opening week activities which look at a few graphics and discuss their strong and weak points in detail. With all the bad infographics out there, starting out right will be important. Continue reading

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Transfer research design

I mentioned the transfer research project Neil Baird and I have started when I discussed my sabbatical retooling, but I haven’t written much about it here; just a brief outline long ago when I discussed my application to the Dartmouth … Continue reading

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Sabbatical report: retooling

Sabbatical report: retooling to add empirical research methods to my scholarly toolbox, through reading, a collaborative project, and the Dartmouth seminar. Continue reading

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DartSem Visualized

The past two weeks I’ve been at the Dartmouth Seminar for Composition Research, which attendees affectionately described as “research camp.” Or maybe “research boot camp.” I’ll have more to say about this shortly; for now, here’s a word cloud made … Continue reading

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Our blogging roundtable

Summary of “Is Blogging Dead?”, a great roundtable I was part of at C&W2011. Short talks, long conversations. Continue reading

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From A to <A> gets C&C book award

From A to <A> gets the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award. Continue reading

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Blogging isn’t dead, but blog commenting is

My second talk for C&W 2011, for the roundtable “Is Blogging Dead?” on Saturday morning. Summary: blog commenting is in a bad way because of trolling (for large blogs) and social media’s tendency to fracture communities (for small ones). Continue reading

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