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What’s In A Hashtag: A Look Into the 2016 Writing and Rhetoric Symposium

  From Danielle Ridenour, Department of Writing and Rhetoric Student Ambassador— Have you ever thought about the power of the hashtag and digital activism? #BlackLivesMatter and #HeForShe are seemingly simple phrases that have profound meaning as well as the ability to create digital movements and influence change. People are able to effortlessly spread a message and…

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Thoughts on the 2016 Knights Write Showcase

From Marcy Galbreath —   The 2016 Knights Write Showcase brought together students, faculty, parents, and administrators to view, listen, and celebrate the stellar work created in UCF’s first-year writing classes. We enjoyed a great turnout, and were treated to presentations from 24 poster presenters and eight new and three returning panelists. The accomplishments of…

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Reflection, or a Note on Grammar, Peer Review, and WAW

From Sarah Horning— In experience, I am a neophyte to the world of teaching composition, but in spirit I am a composition battleax, Bedford handbook and red pens firmly in hand. By summer’s end, my lessons were planned with all of the ad rem material, plus “just in time” mini-lessons on grammar sprinkled throughout the…

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Vivian and Me: Not Likely

From Steve Ehtridge—   For the first time in a number of years, Spring Break finds me with not much to do. I was caught up on my grading and web posting before the week began, and I’m fairly well scheduled out for the rest of the semester. I might do some reading, perhaps a…