September 5, 2016 archive

The University Today

  In David Bartholomae’s 1986 article, “Inventing the University”, Bartholomae serves as an advocate for students, encouraging that value be placed on the exploration of their ideas through their writing, and suggesting that literary grace be offered to students as they come into their disciplines and learn how to effectively write in an academic setting. …

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Inventing the University

My first impression of “Inventing the University” by David Bartholomae was confusion. Admittedly, I had to reread the essay two to three times to grasp it’s meaning, which I believe to be: write with confidence. Obviously Bartholomae delves into detail about writing authoritatively and as if you are from a position of privilege, “position of …

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Rhetoric using Clickbait for Scholarly Visibility

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/08/24/review-article-using-clickbait-techniques-scholarly-titles This article touches on our last class discussion on rhetoric and how catchy scholarly article titles are much more likely to gain attention of larger audiences than blasé basic ones. These sometimes unthinkable titles use language to persuade audiences to click on a particular link to read more.  

AAR #1 & #2 – Inventing the University

In order for me to provide a clear introspection on how “I” am figuring out how to be a student, I need to take a hard look at “me.” I am a 38-year-old husband, father of two small boys, ultramarathon runner, and have a management position in an Information Technology Department for a local government. …

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Inventing the University

Beginnings are scary, and starting back to college (especially as an adult) is perhaps one of the most intimidating experiences I have faced to date. Getting back in to gear and knocking the dust off of our scholarly brains is a daunting task. I can recall the anxiety while writing my first Blackboard discussion posts and …

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