My Writing Workflow: Dissertation Dispatch

Writing is happening. I am currently plugging away at my dissertation proposal. I know this varies from department to department, so I will quickly give the run-down of what I understand to be the expectations of my department, adviser, and committee for this document. In terms of length, I’ve seen a big variation with the… Continue reading My Writing Workflow: Dissertation Dispatch

Scribbling on the Internet: Hackjam and WIDE-EMU ’11

Hackjams are simply “Webmaking for the rest of us.” Why a Hackjam? In our development as writers, there are always the tools that assist us in making the thinking in our heads visible and readable.  The transformation of thoughts into prose is complex.  Young children are certainly full of imagination and compose oral stories to… Continue reading Scribbling on the Internet: Hackjam and WIDE-EMU ’11

Not-so shocking: “Students’ writing scores lower on computer tests”

I was on twitter yesterday when I noticed the following news article getting sent around, the headline screaming “Students’ writing scores lower on computer tests.” Here is an excerpt from the opening paragraph: How can this be?  How can a generation who has grown up with computers, interacted with them, taken keyboarding and computing classes,… Continue reading Not-so shocking: “Students’ writing scores lower on computer tests”