About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Today in our MA Writing Group, Vicki Tolar Burton presented on writing our thesis and strategies involved. Two things stick in my head: 1. Write 15 minutes a day, at least. 2. Play to your strengths, according to this online … Continue reading
Cross-posted on MAWG: Polemics and Irenics in Argument Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it’s a start? In her essay â€œThe Womanization of Rhetoric,â€œ Sally Miller Gearhart writes that she believes â€œthat any intent to persuade is an act of violenceâ€œ because the persuader has … Continue reading
Right now I’m still feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of this topic, as well as the writing done in the field. But I know I’m not alone, because everyone I talk to seems to be struggling, so I’m feeling a … Continue reading
So, I’m wondering about audience (which voice is highly dependent upon). Should we teachers have students write for various audiences? Elbow suggests writing for different teachers and friends, and Woodworth suggests writing for grandparents, friends, coworkers, etc. I just wonder … Continue reading
so, I’m beginning to formulate where I want to go. How do we get college freshmen, in freshman composition courses, to write from themselves, to write with a “real” voice instead of a faux-academic, disembodied voice? This calls into question, … Continue reading