Author Archives: Dr. Ayers

Chris Ware, Minecraft, and Visual Literacy

For later use, Ken Parille’s blog post about Chris Ware’s New Yorker cover from the June 22, 2015 issue.

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Student Life at ISU

Over the weekend I ran into Adam, a former Kennedy HS and AP Lang student. Sounds like he’s doing impressive things at Iowa State University these days, which is no surprise to anyone who knows him. But the reason I’m … Continue reading

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Formatting an Essay Like the New York Review of Books

To make your essay look like one of the essays on nybooks.com, you’ll need the following: all the publishing info about your book; an image that evokes an important idea within your essay; a caption for your image, including whose … Continue reading

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The Dauntless Oracle

Recently, former student Austin Anderson e-mailed me to say hello, and to let me know about a new blog he started, called The Dauntless Oracle. On it, he writes about a range of topics, but all of them seem to be … Continue reading

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Author Study Panel Schedule

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The Rhetorical Triangle

For future reference, some questions to ask when you’re beginning a piece of rhetorical analysis.

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Aristotle, Joshua Bell, and Persuasion

Watch the video. Then I’ll have a few words about this after the jump.

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