John Lamothe

  1. 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

  2. Resume Headings

    Don’t overlook the name – Essentially, your name is the title of your resume, and it’s something that students often don’t put enough thought into. When potential employers finish looking at your resume, what’s the one thing you want them to remember? Your name. So you should make sure the way you present your name grabs their attention. Human beings are...

    Published on Mar 24th 2019

  3. 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