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Rhetorical Choices: Using the New York Times “Annotated by the Author” in Class

Annotated by the Author is published weekly by the New York Times – it highlights one of the week’s articles and has the author explain their revision, editing, and rhetorical choices.  Everything from fixing grammatical errors to specific use of terms and names are explained.  These insights (we call them the ‘meta’ of writing) allow… Continue Reading Rhetorical Choices: Using the New York Times “Annotated by the Author” in Class

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Emotional Appeals

For the past week or so, my ENG 111 students have been coping with some problems I’ve set for them as they construct research posters for next week’s NMC student conference on Hunger and Homelessness Awareness. I’ve asked them to include a pathos image (one that appeals to emotions and values) to dramatize a key… Continue Reading Emotional Appeals

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Born Digital – Part One

Born somewhere between 1979 and 2002, the majority of NMC’s current students fall in the generational stereotype of “Digital Native”: never knowing life without computers, video games, cell phones (smartphones), and cloud computing. Assumptions abound about how this generation relates to technology, uses technology, and adopts it for personal or educational use. There is also… Continue Reading Born Digital – Part One

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The NMC Librarians Are Ready to Assist Your Classes!

The librarians at NMC’s Mark & Helen Osterlin Library can help your students develop their research skills. If you have an assignment that requires finding, evaluating, and incorporating information sources, librarians can visit your class or your class can visit the library. Library sessions can be as brief as 15 minutes or as long as… Continue Reading The NMC Librarians Are Ready to Assist Your Classes!

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