How to Win Papers and Influence Professors: Creating Positive First Impressions through Effective Titles
By the time you finish reading this first sentence, you’ve already started forming a first impression about this article. In fact, you really started forming it after reading the title. With the words, “How to Win Papers and Influence Professors,” a spoof on the popular Dale Carnegie book, “How to Win Friends & Influence People,” I already began establishing a...
Published on Mar 24th 2019
The Mysterious Incident of the Missing Title: Why Did Titular Concern Vanish from Composition Studies?
Titles How much time, if any, do first-year writing instructors spend in class discussing the importance of titles on their students’ papers? Without looking at a mountain of lesson plans or interviewing a plethora of instructors from across the country, it is impossible to know what is and what isn’t commonly taught in first-year composition courses. Admittedly, introductory writing and...
Published on Jun 27th 2018