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Propping Up Persuasion in the First Weeks of ENG 1020

I thought I would follow up on Mike’s recent post in this ‘advice’ thread, particularly his attention to the newest teachers in our audience and his attention to the theme of ‘engagement’. To start, those of you teaching the GTA syllabus and starting with Gorgias might appreciate chapter one to The History and Theory of … Continue reading

In Conversation with Douglas Hesse’s “Creative Writing in Composition Studies”

I spent my Saturday morning in bed reading Douglas Hesse’s 2010 College Composition and Communication (CCC) article skin to skin with my companion, an MFA student who fondled the pages of a Cara Hoffman novel. In between sporadic moments of Hesse and Hoffman, we’d pause to discuss our opinions of passages that made us go … Continue reading