September 6, 2016 archive

INVENTING THE UNIVERSITY

I completely accede with Bartholomae`s argument that “Education may be well be, as of right, the instrument whereby every individual, in a society like our own, can gain access to any kind of discourse.”(1) As Bartholomae’s argues when a student’s join college they have to appropriate a specialized discourse at a scholastic level by inventing …

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Find your voice!

This week I read an article that I absolutely loved, “Giving Voice to Written Words”.  The article is a wonderful read coming off of our discussions of “Inventing the University”, academic writing, and our podcast assignment.  This piece, while short, is beautifully written and makes strong points for the power of our voice in our …

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Inventing the University

When it comes to inventing the university from 30 years ago in Bartholomae’s 1986 article “Inventing the University” we all should expect universities to make some changes in ways how professors structured and taught their classes, how students would change the way they learn by receiving and using different reading and writing materials in different …

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Mary Beard and Her ‘Battle Cry’ Against Internet Trolling

Good evening everyone. The previous week I was trying to figure out what I could find that related scholarship and technology. Then I came across this article that I found incredibly fascinating especially relating to the confidence and authoritativeness Bartholomae’s “Inventing the University” emphasizes.The article is about a scholar and writer Mary Bear who has …

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AAR #1|#2 “Inventing the University” Blog|Podcast

Blog Post: “Inventing the University” My first initial reaction of “Inventing the University” by David Bartholomae just by reading the title prior to our first assignment, was a thought of “here we go”. What I mean by that, is how someone could possibly title their work with such a pronounced and direct statement. The title …

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The Chronicle – Wired Campus Blog

OK… so, I am sticking with my education/tech theme… http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/ It is a subsection of the Chronicle blog to which Prof Wittig had already linked us. However, this section is all about the tech side of higher education. Take care, TS

The Perils of For-Profit Educational Institutions

Originally I chose to steer away from for-profit educational institutions as a means of getting a degree in my chosen field. Recently they have grown in popularity and re-evaluated that decision after learning some of my peers had received their degree from such institutions. I eventually decided that the risk was too great. I could …

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Swales ~ still part of the conversation…

From a blog post today in The Chronicle from Lingua Franca, John Swales is cited as having “changed the life” of the author — regarding the dilemma of the “unattended this” in written scholarship In 2009, when I was teaching an upper-level grammar course that I called “Grammar Boot Camp,” the students and I read an …

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Inventing the University

In Response to “Inventing the University.” In my opinion, David Bartholomae’s argument that new students do not always possess the skills necessary to write correctly according to the standards of university academic writing and that placing more emphasis on the content is still valid. However, some things have changed in 30 years that may modify …

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