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From The New Editor

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By

Greetings upon the advent of the new school year! I’m thrilled to take the helm of TechStyle, and I’d like to announce a couple of changes for the new school year.  First of all, we’re inaugurating a new leadership structure that will include “Section Editors,” content editors who are responsible for soliciting, curating, and editing

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Building Bridges Between Words and Worlds: A Poetic Celebration of Diversity

Jun 27th, 2014 | By
Globe Puzzle

Imagine a bay. The word “bay” may conjure up scenic images of calm, turquoise blue waters, of expansive coastal sand dunes, or of bustling marinas. The imagined landscape, unsurprisingly, may vary widely from one person to another. And yet, whenever I assign my students to read Robin Wall Kimmerer’s essay “Learning the Grammar of Animacy,”

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Let Us Remember Female Veteran Writers

May 25th, 2014 | By
Women in Military

George Packer, in his review in the The New Yorker, “Home Fries: How soldiers write their wars,” (April 7, 2014) gives a good overview of contemporary war literature except for the fact that he almost completely disregards one of the most interesting and complex bodies of work by American veterans today – the memoirs, poems,

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Tech Gets Medieval Symposium!

Nov 6th, 2012 | By

On Tuesday, November 13, the Writing and Communication Program will sponsor a symposium on How Medieval Technology Can Teach the Past. The symposium will foreground the ways in which knowledge of history informs technological development today and allows faculty from different programs and schools across Georgia Tech to collaborate and discuss pedagogical methodologies used to

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Hate Studies and the Holocaust Memorial Museum

Oct 17th, 2012 | By

What is hate, and how do we combat it?  Recently, I attended a symposium organized by Gonzaga University’s Institute for Hate Studies and American University’s Washington College of Law.  The symposium was on “Hate and Political Discourse” and was organized by John Shuford and Robert Tsai in honor of the Journal of Hate Studies 10th

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D-Ped 10/17: Multimodal Portfolios

Oct 13th, 2012 | By

On Wednesday, Drs. Mollie Barnes, Joy Bracewell, Leah Haught, and Jon Kotchian will present on designing, incorporating, and assessing multimodal portfolios in our courses. As you recall, the portfolio assignment allows our students to demonstrate certain competencies: With these outcomes in mind, our presentation will consider how student portfolios can best document and develop student

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D-Ped 9/12: New Media

Sep 9th, 2012 | By

In this seminar session devoted to new media, we (Jason W. Ellis, Peter A. Fontaine, James R. Gregory, and Patrick McHenry) will discuss  forms of writing online and writing across/within networks. Specifically, we will discuss theoretical approaches and practical uses of Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging. We will share our ideas about using these technologies in

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A Letter to Students and Clients – Drawing Lessons from Failure in a Service Learning Classroom

Aug 1st, 2012 | By
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As a client-based course, my technical communication class at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta functions like a hybrid between a college class and a consulting firm, with the students working in teams to compose websites, marketing strategies, reports, manuals, and a variety of other artifacts for local nonprofits and small businesses.

Shetty Publishes Picture Book

Jul 1st, 2012 | By
Cover of Malavika Shetty's The Sweetest Mango

Third-year Brittain Fellow Malavika Shetty’s new children’s book, The Sweetest Mango, has just been published by Tulika Books. The picture book, illustrated by Ajanta Guhathakurta, is written for children five years and older. and is available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, and Bengali. Tweet This Post