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Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Category Archives: WR327: Technical Writing
via Information Aesthetics, check out this blog post about infographics used to depict Super Tuesday primary results. Something to use in class, perhaps, as we talk about graphics in technical writing.
I’m reading my technical writing students’ homework on ethics in documents. They were assigned to find an article, advertisement, or other document that contains untrue or misleading information and discuss (in a memo to me) the ethics behind it. In … Continue reading
Via Clay Spinuzzi, The NY Times has an article today on runner Oscar Pistorius, who is a double-amputee. The Olympics have ruled that, because they believe his prosthetic legs give him an advantage, that he is disqualified from the Olympics. … Continue reading
I went ahead and turned in my book choice and course description for WR327: Technical Writing today. Despite not much time to select a book, I went ahead and chose Mike Markel’s Technical Communication, 8th ed. Here’s my course description … Continue reading