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Collaboration

  1. Co-authorship
  2. Conflict Resolution
  3. Critique
    1. Consider Feedback
    2. Navigate Feedback
    3. Provide Feedback in Group Situations
    4. Provide Feedback to Others
    5. Why Meet with a Writing Tutor?
  4. Leadership
  5. Peer Review
    1. In-class Peer Review
    2. Articles
      1. Online Forums: Responding Thoughtfully
  6. Teamwork
  7. Tools for Project Management

Courses

Design

  1. Data Visualization 
  2. Design Elements*
    1. Color
    2. Copy
    3. Line
    4. Shape
    5. Size
    6. Space
    7. Texture
    8. Typography
  3. Design Principles
    1. Alignment
    2. Balance: Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, & Radial
    3. Closure
    4. Continuity
    5. Contrast
    6. Emphasis
    7. Figure-Ground
    8. Focal Point
    9. Gestalt, Gestalt Theory
    10. Harmony
    11. Movement
    12. Pattern
    13. Proportion
    14. Proximity
    15. Repetition
    16. Rhythm
    17. Similarity
    18. Scale
    19. Unity
    20. Variety
  4. Design Tools
  5. Page Design
  6. Universal Design
    1. Accessibility
    2. Usability

Editing

  1. Edit for Brevity
  2. Edit for Clarity
    1. Edit for Active & Passive Voice
  3. Edit for Design
  4. Edit for Diction
  5. Edit for Flow, Coherence, Unity
  6. Edit for Grammar
    1. Edit for Parallel Structure
    2. Edit for Pronoun Agreement
    3. Edit for Subject-Verb Agreement
    4. Edit for Unclear Modifiers
  7. Edit for Organization
    1. Edit Paragraphs
  8. Edit for Mechanics
    1. Edit for Comma Splice
    2. Edit Primer Sentences
    3. Edit for Run-on Sentences
    4. Edit for Semicolons
    5. Edit for Sentence Fragments
  9. Edit for Point of View
  10. Edit for Simplicity
  11. Proofreading
    1. Read Your Paper Aloud to Check Cohesiveness 

Evidence

  1. Citation Styles
    1. APA Style (6th Edition)
      1. Formatting the Title Page (APA)
      2. References Page Template (APA)
      1. Formatting the Abstract Page (APA)
      2. Formatting the First Main Body Page (APA)
      3. Formatting Headings and Subheadings (APA)
      4. Using Footnotes (APA)
      5. Citing Paraphrases and Summaries (APA)
      6. Omitting Words from a Direct Quotation (APA)
      7. Short Quotations (APA)
      8. Emphasizing Words in a Direct Quotation (APA)
      9. Using Brackets in a Direct Quotation (APA)
      10. Formatting In-text Citations (APA)
      11. Formatting the References Page (APA)
      12. Abstract Template (APA)
      13. Order of Major Sections (APA)
      14. Title Page Template (APA)
    2. CSE
    3. IEEE
    4. MLA Style and Formatting Guide (8th Edition)
      1. Shorten the Title of this Source in the In-text Citation
      2. Formatting In-text Citations (MLA)
      3. MLA Checklist
      4. MLA Template
      5. Quoting in MLA
    5. The Chicago Manual of Style
  2. Citation Tools
  3. Plagiarism & Ethics
    1. Patch Writing
  4. Reasoning with Evidence
    1. Attribution, Citation, References
    2. Connecting Evidence to Your Claims
    3. Distinguish Your Ideas from Your Sources
    4. Paraphrasing
      1. Mix Quoting with Paraphrasing
    5. Quoting
      1. Block Quotations
      2. Inserting or Altering Words in a Direct Quote
      3. Omitting Words from a Direct Quotation\
    6. Relate Sources to Thesis/Research Question
    7. Summarizing
  5. Types of Evidence
    1. Anecdote
    2. Character Evidence
    3. Demonstrative Evidence
    4. Digital Evidence
    5. Hypothetical Example
    6. Speculative Example
  6. Articles
    1. Integrate Evidence Appropriately
    2. Synthesizing Your Research Findings
    3. Synthesis Notes: Working With Sources To Create a First Draft

Genre

  1. Argument
    1. Backing
    2. Counterargument
    3. Claim
    4. Grounds
    5. Qualifier
    6. Warrant
  2. Cover Letter, Letter of Transmittal
  3. Executive Summary*
  4. Employment Documents
    1. Taking Control: Managing Your Online Identity for the Job Search
  5. Formal Reports
  6. Infographics
    1. Creating “Viral” Impressions: Composing Infographics for the Classroom and Work Space
  7. Memos
  8. News Story (Journalism)
  9. Playwriting
    1. Overview of Playwriting
    2. Power in the “Black Stuff”
  10. Presentations
    1. PowerPoint Presentation: Developing an Effective Design
  11. Proposal Writing Basics
  12. Research Protocol
  13. Short Story
    1. Setting in Short Stories
  14. Title
    1. The Mysterious Incident of the Missing Title: Why Did Titular Concern Vanish from Composition Studies?
  15. Scientific Proposals
  16. Text-to-Text Remediation

Help

Interaction

Information Literacy

  1. Archive
  2. Canon
  3. Communication
  4. Information, Data
  5. Information Architecture
  6. Information Design
  7. Information Literacy Perspectives & Practices
    1. Authority is Constructed & Contextual
    2. Information Creation as a Process
    3. Information Has Value
    4. Research as Inquiry
      1. Divide and Conquer: Rethinking Your Approach to Research
    5. Scholarship as a Conversation
      1. Articles
        1. Conversation between Sources
        2. Sticking Your Nose In: Positioning Yourself in Academic Writing
        3. Understanding How Conversations Change Over Time
    6. Searching as Strategic Exploration
      1. Annotated List of Open Access Resources
      2. Finding and Examining the Sources in Your Sources
      3. Preliminary Research
      4. Search Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
      5. Seek Help from Librarians
      6. Smart Searching
      7. Understanding Library Resources
      8. Understanding URLs
        1. Understanding URLS (Exercise Answers)
      9. Using Databases: Periodical Indexes and Abstracts
  8. Intellectual Property
  9. Literacy
    1. Critical Literacy
      1. Annotating the Margins
      2. Distinguishing between Main Points and Sub-claims
      3. The CRAAP Test (Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose)
        1. Accuracy
        2. Authority
          1. Avoid the Use of Unsupported Opinions as Evidence
          2. Consider How Are Your Sources Using Sources?
          3. Evaluate if the Information is News or Opinion
          4. Present
          5. Provide Background Information About the Researcher’s Method
          6. Assess whether the Source is Popular or Scholarly
        3. Currency
        4. Purpose
        5. Relevance
    2. Digital Literacy
      1. Digital Footprints: Public Writing and Social Identities
      2. Social Media Mythbusters
    3. Quantitative Literacy
    4. Visual Literacy
      1. Animation
      2. Breaking Down an Image

Invention

  1. Composing
    1. Dictating
    2. Freewriting
  2. Heuristics
    1. Burke’s Pentad
    2. Document Planner
    3. Journalistic Questions
    4. Journaling (Writer’s Journal)
    5. Preliminary Research
    6. Visual Brainstorming
      1. Clustering/spider maps
      2. Timeline/flowchart maps
      3. Hierarchical maps
  3. Articles
    1. Snort, Snuffle, Write

Mindset

  1. Growth Mindset
    1. Adopt Effective Writing Habits
    2. Faith in the Writing Process
    3. Play the Believing Game
    4. Tips for Realizing Your Creative Potential
    5. Why Write?
  2. Intellectual Openness
    1. Demystify Writing Misconceptions
  3. Self-Regulation & Metacognition
    1. Establish a Comfortable Place to Write
    2. Overcome Discouragement
    3. Planning Professional and Technical Documents
    4. Reflect on Your Writing Processes
    5. Scheduling Writing
  4. Professionalism & Work Ethic
  5. Resilience

Research

  1. Applied Research, Basic Research
  2. Research Ethics
    1. Human Subjects Research
    2. Informed Consent
    3. IRB (Institutional Review Board)
  3. Research Methodology
  4. Research Methods
    1. Empirical Research Methods
      1. Qualitative Research Methods
        1. Case Study
        2. Ethnography
        3. Participant Observation
      2. Quantitative Research Methods
        1. Corpus Linguistics Analysis, A Bird’s Eye View of Writing
        2. Survey Research
      3. Mixed Methods
        1. Content Analysis
        2. Customer Discovery Interviews
          1. Problem Space
          2. Problem Scenarios
        3. Venture Design
      4. Usability & User Experience Research
    2. Informal Research Methods
    3. Textual Research Methods
      1. Content Analysis
      2. Hermeneutics
      3. Historiography
      4. Linguistic Analysis
      5. Literary Criticism
      6. Rhetorical Analysis
        1. A Guide to Textual Analysis
        2. Rhetorical Analysis in the Real World: A Useful Thinking Tool
        3. Rhetorical Analysis of Film
        4. Rhetorical Analysis of Images
      7. Textuality, Intertextuality

Revision

Rhetoric

  1. Epistemology
    1. Anecdotal Knowledge
    2. Declarative Knowledge
    3. Dialectic
    4. Empiricism
    5. Knowledge
    6. Knowledge Claim
    7. Personal Knowledge
    8. Positivism
    9. Postmodernism
    10. Postpositivism
    11. Procedural Knowledge
    12. Rhetorical Knowledge
    13. Tacit Knowledge
  2. Rhetorical Context*
    1. Audience
      1. Discourse Communities, Communities of Practice
      2. Methodological Communities
      3. Articles
        1. Audience Analysis: Primary, Secondary, and Hidden Audiences
        2. Classification
        3. Conducting a Spatial Analysis through the Lens of Universal Design
        4. Discourse Community, Community of Practice
        5. Digital Footprints: Public Writing and Social Identities
        6. Getting Started Writing on a Wiki
        7. Practicing Intercultural Communication
        8. Researching Your Audience
        9. Rhetorical Analysis in the Real World: A Useful Thinking Tool
        10. Think Rhetorically
        11. What to Think about When Writing for a Particular Audience
        12. You-Centered Business Style
    2. Medium, Media
      1. Charts, Figures, Graphs, & Tables
      2. Icons, Ideograms, Pictographs
      3. Illustrations
      4. Photography
      5. Team Workspace
      6. Writing Space
    3. Occasion, Exigency & Kairos
      1. Problem Space, Solution Space
      2. Articles
        1. Fallacious Kairos
        2. Kairos
        3. Using Appeals to Kairos in Persuasive Writing
    4. Purpose (Rhetoric)
    5. Subject, Topic
      1. Commonplaces (Topoi)
    6. Symbol Analyst*
    7. Text, Composition
  3. Rhetorical Reasoning*
    1. Rhetorical Appeals
      1. Articles
        1. Beware of “Oh, that makes sense”: Ethos in Context
        2. Diplomacy, Tone, and Emphasis in Business Writing
        3. Ethos
          1. Fallacious Ethos
        4. Intrinsic Authority
        5. Logos
          1. Fallacious Logos
        6. Netiquette (Digital Ethics)
        7. Pathos
          1. Fallacious Pathos
        8. Rhetorical Appeals: A Checklist for Writers
        9. Rhetorical Appeals: An Overview
        10. Using Pathos in Persuasive Writing
    2. Rhetorical Devices
    3. Rhetorical Modes
      1. Causes & Effects
      2. Classification
      3. Compare & Contrast
      4. Definition
      5. Description
      6. Exemplification
      7. Exposition
      8. Narration
        1. Article
          1. Employing Narrative in an Essay
    4. Rhetorical Stance
      1. Persona
      2. Point of View
        1. Articles
          1. A Synthesis of Professor Perspectives on Using First and Third Person in Academic Writing
          2. Exercise: “We” and “You” in Academic Writing
          3. First-Person Point of View
          4. General Guidelines for Using the First Person
          5. Second-Person Point of View
          6. The First Person
          7. Third Person Point of View
          8. Understanding Second Person Point-of-View: Wizard Activity
          9. Using First Person in an Academic Essay: When is It Okay?
      3. Tone
        1. Articles
          1. Diplomacy, Tone, and Emphasis in Business Writing
      4. Voice

Style

  1. Brevity
    1. Writing Concisely and Avoiding Redundancy
  2. Clarity
  3. Code Switching
  4. Diction
    1. Archaism
    2. Cliché
    3. Concrete & Sensory Language
    4. Contractions
    5. Figurative Language
      1. Idiom
      2. Metaphor
      3. Personification
      4. Simile
    6. Homonyms
    7. Jargon
    8. Vague Language, Generalizations
  5. Elements of Style
  6. Flow, Coherence, Unity
    1. Avoid Unnecessary Shifts in Point of View
    2. Avoid Unnecessary Shifts in Verb Tense
    3. Choppy Writing
    4. Creating Flow via Repetition
    5. Read Your Paper Aloud to Check Cohesiveness
    6. Vary Sentence Structure
  7. Grammar
    1. Active vs Passive Voice
      1. Active Voice
      2. Identify When the Active Voice is Preferable to the Passive Voice
    2. Modifiers
      1. Dangling Modifiers
      2. Misplaced Modifiers
    3. Parts of Speech
      1. Adjective
      2. Adverb
      3. Articles
      4. Conjunctions
        1. Coordinating Conjunctions
        2. Subordinating Conjunctions
        3. Interjection
      5. Noun
      6. Nominalizations
      7. Preposition
      8. Pronoun
        1. Pronouns and Antecedents
      9. Verb
        1. Action Verbs vs. Inactive Verb
        2. Subject-Verb Agreement
        3. Strong Verbs
        4. Verb-Tense Shift
    4. Sentences
      1. Awkward Sentence
      2. Comma Splice
      3. Sentence Fragment
  8. Mechanics
    1. Capitalization
    2. Punctuation
      1. Apostrophe
      2. Colons
      3. Commas
        1. Phrases, Essential and Non-essential Phrases
      4. Dashes
      5. Ellipsis
      6. End Punctuation
      7. Hyphens
      8. Italics
      9. Parentheses
      10. Quotation Marks
      11. Semicolons
    3. Spelling
  9. Register
  10. Simplicity
  11. Styles of Writing
    1. Academic Prose Style
    2. Reader-Based Style
      1. Concrete & Sensory Language
      2. You-Centered Business Style
      3. What to Think about When Writing for a Particular AudienceUsing Evidence
    3. Substantive Prose Style
    4. Technical Writing Prose Style*
    5. Writer-Based Prose Style

Writing Studies

  1. Assessment, Grading, and Response to Writing
    1. So Your Instructor is Using Contract Grading…
  2. Communication Studies
  3. Composition Studies
    1. Composing Processes
  4. Epistemology
  5. Professional and Technical Communication
    1. What is Workplace Writing or the Discipline of Professional and Technical Communication?
    2. An Overview of Professional and Technical Communication
    3. Cognitive, Intrapersonal, and Interpersonal Competencies
  6. Psychology & Writing Studies
  7. Rhetoric & Technology
    1. Why Study Rhetoric? or, What Freestyle Rap Teaches Us about Writing
    2. Research on Mindset & Intrapersonal Competencies
  8. Rhetorical Studies
  9. Semiotics: Sign, Signifier, Signified
  10. Writers @ Work
    1. An Interview with Trent Hergenrader
    1. Interviews with Writers: Maureen Seaton
    2. An Interview with Stephanie Vanderslice