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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Category Archives: WR214: Writing in Business
I’m reading through my students’ individual portfolios (with their original documents and revisions in them). Each portfolio starts off with a cover letter explaining to me how they’ve grown or struggled as a writer in class, what they’ve learned, what … Continue reading
Last week I was explaining to my classes how to use a colon or semicolon, and the differences between the two. One rule I gave because I see colons misused a lot: never use a colon after a to be … Continue reading
I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon with many of male students. Many of them like to shake my hand after the conference, which I’m okay with, but I’m a bit surprised by. I don’t remember ever shaking a teacher’s hand when … Continue reading
I just finished creating a trailfire presentation for my business writing students tomorrow (summary available here) â€” or, rather, today, as it’s 2:00 am. Why am I up so late? Due to having a lot of grading left to do … Continue reading