Adam Breckenridge

breckenridge@mail.usf.edu
University of South Florida
  1. “GET IT IN WRITING”: New Survey Reveals Paradoxes About Workplace Writers

    "GET IT IN WRITING" was written by Wilma Davidson and Thorold (Tod) Roberts, The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee ©2014, All Rights Reserved. http://smallbusiness.chron.com/importance-good-writing-skills-workplace-10931.html http://www.nbcnews.com/business/careers/why-johnny-cant-write-why-employers-are-mad-f2D11577444 Additionally, a recent survey of more than 250 working professionals provides valuable insights into how they view their own writing. By suggesting pragmatic ways to improve the writing of emails, memos, and reports, the article...

    Published on Oct 02nd 2014

  2. An Interview with Stephanie Vanderslice

    Stephanie Vanderslice's most recent book is Rethinking Creative Writing. With Dr. Kelly Ritter, she has also published Teaching Creative Writing to Undergraduates and Can It Really Be Taught: Rethinking Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy. She publishes fiction, nonfiction and creative criticism and her work is represented by Pen and Ink Literary. Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the Arkansas...

    Published on Jul 16th 2015

  3. An Interview With Timons Esaias

    Timons Esaias is a satirist, poet, and writer of short fiction, living in Pittsburgh.  His work, ranging from literary to genre, has appeared in fifteen languages.  He won an Asimov's Readers' Award and was a finalist for the British Science Fiction Award.  He has had over one hundred poems in print, including Spanish, Swedish and Chinese translations, in markets ranging...

    Published on May 29th 2014

  4. An Interview with Trent Hergenrader

    Trent Hergenrader is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches creative writing and literature. His research focuses on creative writing studies, digital writing, and game-based learning, which he brings together in courses where students collaboratively build vast fictional worlds using role-playing games as models for their writing. His short fiction...

    Published on Apr 08th 2015

  5. Business and Professional Writing Course

    Course Description This course offers an introduction to the techniques and types of professional writing, including correspondence and reports. It is designed to help strengthen skills of effective business and professional communication in both oral and written modes. After successful completion of this course, students will have the skills necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of professional situations. Each...

    Published on Oct 31st 2013

  6. Finding and Examining the Sources in Your Sources

    Textual research is a complex process, and it does not end with identifying some appropriate sources. A text, once identified as useful, can be the starting point of a vein of useful resources that stretch across databases, journals, and fields.  This article will help you figure out what to do once you get through the database and start finding articles...

    Published on Aug 06th 2016

  7. How Are Your Sources Using Sources?

    A particular difficulty that novice writers have is sticking their noses into the seemingly eternal conversation of their fields. Ideas in a field seem to always be running beyond our grasp, expanding, twisting, and moving with the words of many faceless authors. Even worse, these faceless authors seem to be in cahoots with one another: they reference, in passing, extremely...

    Published on Oct 02nd 2014

  8. Remediation

    In the late 1930s, the novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo read an article about the Prince of Wales paying a visit to a hospital in Canada for veterans of the first World War and meeting a soldier who had lost all of his limbs and senses from an explosion. From that inspiration Trumbo wrote his most famous novel, Johnny Got His...

    Published on Jan 21st 2012

  9. Text-to-Text Remediation

    Instead of remediating a print text into a visual or audio text, you may choose to use a different genre within the print medium. For example, if your original text is a poem, you might want to remediate that poem into song lyrics, a children's book, a letter, or another print genre. Before you construct your text-to-text remediation, consider the...

    Published on Jan 21st 2012

  10. Text-to-Visual Remediation

    Another type of remediation occurs when you translate text into either a single image or a series of images (a video or slideshow). These two types of remediations fundamentally involve the same process—translating text into visuals. There are no strict guidelines by which this translation must be done. However, there are some large-scale suggestions or methods by which you can...

    Published on Jan 21st 2012

  11. Why Meet with a Writing Tutor?

    You may think of writing as a lonely activity, something to work at in a hushed, half-lit library carrel.  Or you may think of writing merely as a matter of correctness, of getting all the commas in just the right places.  Or you may suffer from writing anxiety and feel unable to produce the first word, let alone the first...

    Published on Mar 06th 2014