Technical Writing Syllabus- Summer 2019

This summer session represents my first foray into the teaching of Technical Writing! My students so far have been stellar, and we're only just getting started. We're taking a "learning-by-doing" approach this semester, which means we're producing work not just through technical writing genres, but through technical communication genres. This includes the construction of videos, … Continue reading Technical Writing Syllabus- Summer 2019

Hooks & Sinkers: Writing Effective Introductions and Conclusions in Academic Writing

Today I talked to some Clemson graduate students about the arts of beginning well and ending well in academic writing genres (WAC). I'm incredibly happy to have been a part of such an amazing event put on by Clemson's GRAD360 program, and to have had the chance to talk with such brilliant folks. Writing across … Continue reading Hooks & Sinkers: Writing Effective Introductions and Conclusions in Academic Writing

Book Review: Thinking with Bruno Latour in Rhetoric and Composition

        One could certainly be forgiven for asking the customary question in response to the title of this book review: what does a French sociologist and anthropologist, with no training in composition and seemingly no knowledge of rhetoric studies’ existence as a discipline, have to contribute to the field of academic and … Continue reading Book Review: Thinking with Bruno Latour in Rhetoric and Composition

Into 2019: Teaching with Mirrors (A Pedagogy Reflection)

Teaching with Mirrors Fall 2018 Clemson University        This semester has been dominated by an at-times overwhelming need for balance: balance between coursework and teaching, between video-making and lesson-planning, between writing and grading. Ultimately, the choice (a false one, as I’ll detail in a moment) seemed to be between success in my own … Continue reading Into 2019: Teaching with Mirrors (A Pedagogy Reflection)