Coding Visuals in Writing Beyond the University Research

Writing Studies research has long attended to and included visuals, especially in the sub-fields of visual rhetoric, professional writing, and technical communication. For example, scholars have examined and developed taxonomies of the relationship between words and images, the visual design…

Do Cohesive Groups Matter?

In previous posts (here and here), I’ve been writing about the different ways that groups can be created for class projects, and whether the method of group assignment has an impact on learning. In this post, I want to focus on one…

Are Group Assignments a Waste of Time?

Are group assignments effective pedagogy or a waste of time? This is the question asked by researcher Michael Thom (2020) in his recent paper examining the scholarship on collaborative pedagogy. To be clear, I’m being literal here. The title of…

Academic Book Publishing: Typesetting

Welcome to another post in our series on the process of academic book publishing! We’re taking you through all the steps, from writing and submitting your proposal, working with your editor on the development of your manuscript, and having your book copyedited. In…