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Martin Luther King Is Dead Now: Should #BlackHistoryMonth Be Eliminated?

Should Black History Month Be Eliminated? That question gets asked every year around this time of year, when we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some people go so far as to argue that if we don’t … Continue reading

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Bringing Your Own Work Into the Classroom #fridayreads #BookBoost

As a new semester dawns, thousands of instructors are preparing to exit a calling and re-enter a job. For many of us, winter break is a time to spend extended hours on all the work that teaching keeps us from … Continue reading

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Public Speaking: Speech Organization & Preparation

Imagine that a good friend of yours is going to speak in public, and s/he has come to you for advice. Obviously, you recommend that they prepare what they are going to say very carefully. In fact, you advise them … Continue reading

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Debaters, Define Please! Debate, Argument, Dialogue, Rhetoric?

When two people, or two teams begin to debate something, an impartial observer often notices that the debate seems to be about two different things. The debaters energetically take their positions, delivering points and counterpoints, yet the clue to this … Continue reading

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Political Rhetoric, Explained – Steven Pinker

Compete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/09/12/Steven_Pinker_The_Stuff_of_Thought Psychologist Steven Pinker explains why political rhetoric often tends to be vague, empty, and bland. One of the principal researchers on language and cognition, Steven Pinker turns his focus to what our language says about us. … Continue reading

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How I Write: “I Still Do Not Write” #CCK11 #ELTchat

Theodore A, Hoppe says: February 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm I have to admit that I still do not write. If it were not for the computer, I would not create written text. I compose in words, a challenging concept … Continue reading

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