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Word Crimes

There’s nothing like a little bit of Weird Al to get excited about good writing! Spend your summer afternoon enjoying Word Crimes.

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Creating Syllabi

Faculty: check out this great collection of resources on creating syllabi. Thank you, The Chronicle!

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http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/from-the-archives-creating-syllabi/57573?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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Writing for Social Change

Marquette students write about real issues for real audiences, and make change in their community. Read more about their work in this article: “Can Writing Make a Difference?”

 

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Track Your Writing

Jason B. Jones argues “To Become a Writer, Track Your Writing.”

Check out his great article in The Chronicle for tips, advice, and resources for tracking your writing.

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And, see what Christian Tietze has to add to the conversation, as he argues that we should make writing part of our identity.

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Writing in the Sciences: Comics and Medicine

Doctors are now using the graphic novel form to teach patients about their health, in a creative combination of the arts, sciences and humanities.  Check out “Art and Medicine Intersect in New Ways” and “Medicine: Graphic, Funny, and Informative” to learn about the recent Graphic Medicine conference.

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Why assign in-class writing?

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Click here to learn more about in-class writing!

 

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Writing Demons

When doubts bedevil your writing, Jodi Jensen suggests inviting them in for tea. Struggling with your own writing demons? Read her advice here. 

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Faculty Writing Groups

Are you interested in joining a faculty writing group this summer/fall? Contact Bridget Draxler for more information!

If an online group would be a better fit for you, check out http://academicwritingclub.com/.

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Writing (In Public) Across the Curriculum

Check out Cathy Davidson’s excellent post on HASTAC: “Writing (In Public) Across the Curriculum.”

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Reference Managers: Keeping Your Research Project Organized

Looking for a way to keep your research project organized? Mendeley is not only a reference manager but also a way to import full-text papers, access them online, and share them with collaborators. Thanks, Lori Walters-Kramer, for the great reference! A similar tool I’ve used for years is Zotero, which works great for Firefox users. Check them out, and happy researching!

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