Site Update: Course Syllabi and Assignments Added Under Teaching Section

Over the weekend, I added new pages under the Teaching menu option for the courses that I have taught, am teaching, and will teach. Each course page includes descriptions, syllabi, and assignments arranged chronologically by school: English Composition I, ENG 1101 English Composition II, ENG 1121 Specialized Communication for Technology Students, ENG 1133 Science Fiction,Continue reading “Site Update: Course Syllabi and Assignments Added Under Teaching Section”

Brittain Fellowship Year Two, Fall 2013: ENGL1101 (English Composition I) and LMC3403 (Technical Communication)

A year has passed since I began my three year tenure as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in Georgia Tech’s Writing and Communication Program of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. During my first year, I taught six sections of ENGL1101 (English Composition I), which gave me a unique and welcomed opportunity toContinue reading “Brittain Fellowship Year Two, Fall 2013: ENGL1101 (English Composition I) and LMC3403 (Technical Communication)”

My Georgia Tech ENGL1101 Syllabus Version 1.1, “Writing the Brain: Composition and Neuroscience”

I am currently teaching three sections of ENGL1101 at Georgia Tech. The class’ theme, “Writing the Brain: Composition and Neuroscience,” remains the same as my earlier syllabus that I taught in Fall 2012 [available here]. However, I have made some fundamental changes to the reading list (two books instead of only one: John Medina’s BrainContinue reading “My Georgia Tech ENGL1101 Syllabus Version 1.1, “Writing the Brain: Composition and Neuroscience””

My ENGL 1101 Syllabus for “Writing the Brain: Composition and Neuroscience”

My English composition students at Georgia Tech are now well into their second major project, so I figured that I should get in gear and post my syllabus for my newly designed, WOVEN (written, oral, visual, electronic, and nonverbal) focused ENGL 1101 syllabus. The title of my class is “Writing the Brain: Composition and Neuroscience.”Continue reading “My ENGL 1101 Syllabus for “Writing the Brain: Composition and Neuroscience””

Other Dreams, Other Worlds, Other Syllabi

After I posted my dream about teaching on another planet a few days ago, Mack Hassler emailed me a recent article that he wrote about the history of world building in science fiction. This made me realize that creating syllabi for new courses, as I had been doing for a job application, was a formContinue reading “Other Dreams, Other Worlds, Other Syllabi”

Kent State College Writing II, Fall 2010, Humans, Technology, and Cyborgs

I just finished my syllabi for two sections of College Writing II at Kent State in Fall 2010 with the theme: Humans, Technology, and Cyborgs, and I have attached them here (section 002) and here (section 007). The classes are identical, but the meeting places and times have been changed in each syllabus. This semester,Continue reading “Kent State College Writing II, Fall 2010, Humans, Technology, and Cyborgs”

Kent State University, Fall 2009 Begins

Tomorrow officially kicks off the Fall 2009 semester at Kent State University. My syllabi are ready for my two sections of composition, and I created Vista8 course pages for both classes so that I can go completely paperless this semester. Another added benefit of the paperless classroom is the virtualized classroom–maintaining an online presence mayContinue reading “Kent State University, Fall 2009 Begins”

College Writing and Space Exploration Theme

As many of you know, this is my first year teaching college writing at Kent State University, and it’s already been an enlightening experience.  I chose space exploration as the course theme (after a suggestion by Brian Huot and protracted consideration on my part and a mad scramble for resources before classes began), because IContinue reading “College Writing and Space Exploration Theme”