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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (1): 142–152.
Published: 01 January 2009
... standards in writing. I document the process of building a new writing assessment program, including a writing assessment exam and a remediation program. I discuss our rubric and scoring procedures, samples of student work, and the poor score trends for our exam. I describe the difficulties in working...
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Pedagogy (2002) 2 (1): 17–30.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Gail McDonald Hypertext and the Teaching of Modernist Difficulty Gail McDonald T. S. Eliot (1963: 112), who famously declared in 1921 that poets in our civi- lization, as it exists at present, must be difficult, made difficulty a badge of modernist honor. The attitudes of academic criticism...
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Pedagogy (2006) 6 (1): 155–159.
Published: 01 January 2006
...John Webster © 2006 Duke University Press 2006 The Elements (and Pleasures) of Difficulty . By Mariolina Rizzi Salvatori and Patricia Donahue. New York: Pearson Education-Longman, 2005. Harkin, Patricia. 2005 . “The Reception of Reader-Response Theory.” College Composition...
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Pedagogy (2022) 22 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Rachel McCabe Abstract Any attempt to control the content and conversations of first-year composition classrooms has become increasingly complicated by social media and technology. Building on the types of textual difficulty explored by scholars like Mariolina Rizzi Salvatori and Patricia Donahue...
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Pedagogy (2006) 6 (1): 159–164.
Published: 01 January 2006
...MaryAnn K. Crawford © 2006 Duke University Press 2006 The Elements (and Pleasures) of Difficulty . By Mariolina Rizzi Salvatori and Patricia Donahue. New York: Pearson Education-Longman, 2005. Harkin, Patricia. 2005 . “The Reception of Reader-Response Theory.” College...
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Pedagogy (2016) 16 (3): 445–479.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Andrew Elfenbein Academics have inherited conventions for the presentation of literature in anthologies that do not take into account difficulties in comprehension that undergraduates have with difficult material, such as Romantic poetry. This article describes two experimental surveys given...
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Pedagogy (2018) 18 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Kate Singer; Harriet Kramer Linkin The introduction explores some of the reasons that teaching Landon’s poetry has historically posed difficulties for scholars seeking to present Landon to students and shows how these very difficulties can help teachers confront myriad interesting questions...
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Pedagogy (2016) 16 (2): 300–307.
Published: 01 April 2016
... by the “stranger” poet, Beachy Head poses many difficulties for students. Ruwe identifies student difficulties with the poem's form and content and suggests practical methods for overcoming these barriers. She provides a reading guide to the poem's various sections and suggests ways to help students experience...
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Pedagogy (2016) 16 (1): 23–37.
Published: 01 January 2016
... to deconstruct, or “break down,” complex ideas. In this regard, several students mentioned engaging with difficulty in their reading —   a disposition and practice particularly encouraged in our IRW program — as a key methodology they took with them to other classes.4 Kieran used the difficulties...
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Pedagogy (2020) 20 (2): 375–395.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to help them understand those texts. The article suggests that the difficulty associated with such texts, rather than intimidating students, actually invites them to engage with the reading process more actively and enthusiastically. The article discusses the premise and overall structure of the class...
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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (3): 550–555.
Published: 01 October 2012
... prose style and student writing. Additionally, the novel’s characters admit to difficulties with composition, such as language usage and organization in letter writing, that seem eerily familiar to those voiced by novice writers in a freshman writing course. Mangiavellano contends that students eagerly...
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Pedagogy (2019) 19 (1): 107–133.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., and of student work on a “Writing in Augmented Space” assignment, demonstrate how the literate and literary possibilities afforded by these logics, which first appear as difficulties, identify techniques of an emergent genre of writing in the English studies curriculum. Works Cited “ Aurasma .” n.d...
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Pedagogy (2019) 19 (3): 531–536.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the difficulties of being a precarious academic, in the hopes of creating a place of mutual understanding, support, and solidarity. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 governess postdoctoral honesty solidarity precarity Works Cited American Association of University Professors...
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Pedagogy (2019) 19 (3): 519–524.
Published: 01 October 2019
... the same exercise twice, with artificially imposed difficulties the second time, might help them learn concrete steps for working through mounting irritation. In short, frustration and anxiety are not things that emerge from time to time—they are ever-present. The author argues that it is the job...
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Pedagogy (2011) 11 (1): 33–42.
Published: 01 January 2011
... generous and democratic of institutions. It discusses the difficulty of finding an appropriate term for nontenured faculty, the unlikelihood of untenured faculty ever having full participation in the lives of their departments and institutions, the inequity of support given to the tenured for research...
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Pedagogy (2017) 17 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Matthew Newcomb This article argues for using rhetorical quandaries as a basis for composition courses. Following work in composition that considers the notion of “problem,” the article explores constraints as a way to determine main difficulties in writing situations. Course examples indicate...
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Pedagogy (2008) 8 (1): 177–178.
Published: 01 January 2008
... by reading Patrick Allitt's I'm the Teacher, You're the Student , Shari Stenberg's Professing and Pedagogy , Paul Kameen's Writing/Teaching , Gerald Graff's Clueless in Academe , and one textbook, Mariolina Salvatori and Pat Donahue's The Elements (and Pleasures) of Difficulty . The essay references a range...
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Pedagogy (2001) 1 (2): 387–398.
Published: 01 April 2001
... 1 : 143 -65. Salvatore, Mariolina. 1988 . “Toward a Hermeneutics of Difficulty.” In Audits of Meaning: A Festschrift in Honor of Ann E. Berthoff , ed. Louise Z. Smith, 80 -95. Portsmouth, N.H.: Boynton/Cook. ———. 1996 . “Conversations with Texts: Reading in the Teaching of Composition...
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Pedagogy (2007) 7 (2): 157–170.
Published: 01 April 2007
... of this community, and (pace Mariolina Rizzi Salvatori and Patricia Donahue, discussed below) it is not fear of the textual difficulty that holds them back. Their fear is of being marked as engaged, vulnerable, serious — as we ourselves are when our force of wills compels these sorts of intellectual...
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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (3): 399–422.
Published: 01 October 2009
... to understand what happens when students read complex texts in introductory literature courses. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Adams, Hazard. 1991 . “ The Difficulty of Difficulty .” In Purves 1991: 23 –50. Bass, Randy. 1998. “The Scholarship of Teaching: What's the Problem?” inventio...