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DPLA and teaching literary/historical research

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) “amplifies the value of libraries and cultural organizations as Americans’ most trusted sources of shared knowledge.” In practice this means it’s a hub linking many disparate sources of online documents and multimedia objects. … Continue reading

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capstones: thinking about final projects

Full disclosure: this post will be especially relevant for 252 instructors, but I hope it sheds light on the issues all instructors face in planning, executing, and evaluating final projects in English courses. I’m teaching ENGL 252 for the first … Continue reading

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Pedagogy and Play: a quick primer, with lots of examples

I’ve been thinking a lot about play recently. In part my thinking is probably driven by having my children migrate from play-based preschools to the avalanche of worksheets that characterizes my local P.S. (and probably yours, whether you know it … Continue reading

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Everything you Always Wanted to Know about the Library Visit (But Were Afraid to Ask)

As you probably know, all 252 sections should include a session in the library devoted to research skills. Ideally, this visit should take place in about 4-6 weeks, when you’ve gotten beyond the midpoint of the term and are thinking … Continue reading

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