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Query: Do you know of any people or other sources of information that say smart stuff about how to evaluate and assess crowdsourced writing that's part of a course assignment?"
Can anyone help?
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Life is changing!
The researchers report that since 1990, the share of references to older articles has increased by 28%. Business, Economics & Management journals increased their share by 56%, and Computer Science by 39%. In contrast, Chemical & Material Sciences and Engineering both increased their share by just 2% and 3%, respectively.
The researchers explain their results by several changes in the way scholarly information is produced, disseminated, and discovered, including:
PhD and MS/PhD Studentships in the Department of Communication and Media, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Department of Communication and Media has spaces available for a limited number exceptional students to begin their PhD or MS/PhD studies in Communication and Rhetoric in August 2015.
Students should apply through the Institute's portal:
Applications must be submitted by January 1, 2015 to be considered for Fall 2015 admission.
It's "Burke Week" at the "U.S. Intellectual History blog:
Interested in a rhetorical perspective on current political and cultural events? Check out Rhetorically Speaking, a blog run by graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Recent blog posts address such topics as homelessness, leaked celebrity photos, hip-hop and cultural exchange, and protests in Thailand. Graduate students and faculty post on Rhetorically Speaking, as well as guest posters from other academic institutions.
Visit Rhetorically Speaking at http://rhetoric.commarts.wisc.edu/
Sponsor: National Education Association
Program URL: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/
The Christianity and Communication Studies Network (CCSN), launched earlier this fall, is an interactive community of scholars, teachers, and others interested in exploring questions at the intersection between Christianity and communication studies (http://www.theccsn.com).
Once a year I have the privilege of teaching an upper-division seminar on Rhetorical Theory. It is always a great pleasure to watch students wrestle with ideas and concepts with which they have little familiarity. This year I wanted to try something new: Provide a way to get students more deeply engaged with the field, specifically RSA. So, over the next few weeks, I will be posting a questions gathered from students concerning the study of rhetoric. Students have given permission to have their questions posted (but I will still not be including their names in the post).
CALL FOR PROPOSALS APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric Société Canadienne pour l’Étude de la R
CALL FOR PROPOSALS APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS
Free E-Book: Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America by Lee Alan Dugatkin
The United States had a lot to prove in the early days of the Republic: that an independent country could flourish in the Americas, that a democracy would not collapse in chaos, and, even, that American flora and fauna were every bit the equal of those in Europe. Some European naturalists—most notably French Count Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon—claimed the natural world of the Americas was populated by degenerate, weak, and feeble subspecies.
Sponsor: Center for Civil War Research
For a student:
Steve Katz (of Clemson) gave a dynamite workshop on teaching science writing at UM-Duluth this week. It was a tour de force on the ways that language in scientific articles reflects the epistemological and social functions of the scientific article.
After that, he flew to the Southern Campus to give another presentation:
(Most of the time, Blogora posts are clinically information-sharing or playful. This one is a little more personal than you might be used to.)
Twice this week, suicide (as a phenomenon) has crossed my mind, and in crossing, it has settled in to stay for a while.
Harlot's Growing Community
Just had dinner with @Steven B. Katz from Clemson. He mentioned this:
...which makes me wonder how many other rhetoricians are poets?
New Book on Kant and Rhetoric
I am excited to announce the publication of “Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric” from Pennsylvania State University Press.