Framing 101: How to Take Back Public Discourse

y George Lakoff Excerpted from “Don’t think of an elephant! Know your values and frame the debate — The essential guide for progressives.” JANUARY 21, 2004 On this date I spoke extemporaneously to a group of about two hundred progressive citizen-activists in Sausalito, California. When I teach the study of framing at Berkeley, in Cognitive … Continue reading Framing 101: How to Take Back Public Discourse

using the progressive disclosure principle in academic writing

I work a lot with artists and designers. Because I’m a bit of a magpie, I have a habit of collecting – and then using – their principles and approaches. A lot of them are interesting, because they make you – well, they make me – stop and think a bit.  I reckon that visiting … Continue reading using the progressive disclosure principle in academic writing

Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff? Transfer and College Writing

Adam R. Pope is the current interim director of Composition at the University of Arkansas, where he also directs the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics.  Adam PopeImage Credit: Adam Pope As a technical writer who also happens to currently be the director of Composition at an institution serving over 6,000 students annually in the…Am … Continue reading Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff? Transfer and College Writing

Could ‘thinking out loud’ be an inherent pedagogical strategy for scholarly writing?

This post is by Dr Dely Elliot, Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and member of the Hidden Curriculum in Doctoral Education blog team. To use the dictation function in word, go to the ‘Edit’ menu, and choose ‘Start Word Dictation’ I always find blog writing a relaxing activity. It may come as a … Continue reading Could ‘thinking out loud’ be an inherent pedagogical strategy for scholarly writing?