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Kurtyka, Faith – Composition Forum, 2015
Rhetorical Genre Studies has noted the importance of emotion to the study of genre, focusing on how writers' attitudes and dispositions influence their perception of a genre. To continue to validate emotions as part of the experience of creating and shaping genres, this study traces the emotional valences of one writer, "Jocelyn," in…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Rhetoric, Psychological Patterns, Writing (Composition)
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Kurtyka, Faith – Across the Disciplines, 2015
This article examines the composing practices of two members of a social sorority who use visual images on the media of Tumblr and YouTube to teach potential new members about the kind of sorority experience they will have. From interviews with these composers and analyses of the artifacts they create, I distill three composing principles used to…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Student Experience, Visual Aids, Training Methods
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Kurtyka, Faith – Composition Forum, 2013
This article offers a rigorous and researched look at how consumer rhetorics form first-year college students' understandings about life at the university. Examined in the context of consumer culture, students' narratives about university life illustrate how they marshal, appropriate, and deploy consumerist metaphors and to what ends. Using…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Writing (Composition), Cognitive Mapping, Rhetoric
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Kurtyka, Faith – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
In "Funds of Knowledge: Theorizing Practices in Households, Communities, and Classrooms" (Gonzalez, Moll, and Amanti x), a group of K-12 educators conducted ethnographic work on the home lives of their working-class students. With the premise that people are "competent, they have knowledge and their life experiences have given them…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Academic Discourse, Student Experience, Freshman Composition