Flyer for Writing for College and Beyond

I’ve created this downloadable flyer for my new first-year writing textbook,¬†Writing for College and Beyond. Besides being the least expensive composition text on the market, every chapter emphasizes how its writing tasks are applicable to students’ future business and professional contexts. It’s fully customizable for departmental orders and written with rural, at-risk, first generation, andContinue reading “Flyer for Writing for College and Beyond”

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An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump: In this letter, I’m going to presume to give you advice about how to make the adjustment to being President. It’s important to me because, like it or not, your decisions affect the world, including the world immediately around me. I was at first hesitant to write this letter because I don’tContinue reading “An Open Letter to President Trump”

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Yes, Employers Still Want Writing Skills…

The truth is that employers have been complaining about M.B.A. writing skills for more than ten years now. And not just M.B.As. But the problem is not that writing and communication skills are “difficult skills to teach,” as the article suggests. I think this kind of claim comes from a panacea view of writing instruction:Continue reading “Yes, Employers Still Want Writing Skills…”

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On Being a Student (in an Institution…)

Before I get around to talking about being a student in an institution¬†(I write about being a student outside of an institution later), I would like you to consider three kinds of machines and how they differ: a hammer, a photocopier, and a computer. These three kinds of machines represent three levels of complexity. ThreeContinue reading “On Being a Student (in an Institution…)”

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