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Blaisdell, Bob – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
Vampires and a Moco Jumbie is a narrative-essay about teaching Basic Composition in New York City in the early 1990s. To the surprise and delight of the teacher, the students describe in class discussions and in their writings their beliefs in the supernatural. Contains one note.
Descriptors: Beliefs, Mythology, Essays, Student Attitudes
Let Them Have Their Cell Phone (And Let Them Read to It Too): Technology, Writing Instruction and Textual Obsolescence
Shahar, Jed – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
Cell phone ubiquity enables students to record and share audio file versions of their essays for proofreading purposes. Adopting this practice in community college developmental writing classes leads to an investigation of both writing as a technology and the influence of modern technology on composition and composition pedagogy.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)