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The Growing Demand for Professional and Technical Writing

by Dr. Joseph Bocchi The market for graduates with a professional and technical writing credential is well-documented. O*Net projects that technical writing jobs will grow faster in 2012-2022 than average (15% to 20%) with 50,000 employees and 22,600 job openings (2015). The U.S. Department...

Brain Rewiring or Brain Draining?

By Pat Belanoff I heard, then, that at Naucratis, in Egypt, was one of the ancient gods of that country … and the name of the god himself was Theuth.  He it was who [24d] invented numbers and arithmetic and geometry and astronomy,...

Excelsior OWL: Beyond the Writing Assignment

By Christie Allred I can’t count the number of times I’ve told my students “writing will help you not only in this class, but in all your classes; and really… in life.”  I’d throw out a few examples: emails to a boss or...

Giving A Hoot About Being Duped

How To Use The OWL To Help Students Navigate Source Credibility By Elizabeth Johnson, PhD In 2015, Oxford Dictionaries awarded the term “post truth” as word of the year, defending their choice by arguing that “post-truth has gone from being a peripheral term...