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saying “yes” when students ask “can i . . .”

I teach a variety of writing classes at UC Berkeley–two that fulfill the University’s Reading and Composition Requirement, an intermediate and an advanced writing class. The intermediate class–CW 105: Finding Your Voice with Others–is one in which students read current … Continue reading

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You Use Twitter? Is Tweeting Writing? What can 140 characters possibly mean? other ?s

A couple of weeks ago in our New Media Faculty Seminar I gave a short presentation on why I use Twitter in one of the writing classes I teach at UC Berkeley. The class is College Writing 105: Finding Your … Continue reading

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Three for the price of one (Licklider, Engelbart, Nelson)

I’ve been a bad student. Truth is, unlike (I’m assuming) most of my colleagues at UC Berkeley, I was never a great student. I was always an excited student, but I wasn’t very concerned about grades or where I might … Continue reading

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Borges y Bush (Vannevar that is) y Yo*

On our second day of class, Amelia Barili from UC’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, spoke to the connection between Borges and Bush, elaborating in an interesting way by following some of the links in “The Garden of  Forking Paths.” … Continue reading

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