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From Writing Tweets to Writing Theses: Using a Social Media Theme in the Composition Classroom

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Session 2.2

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Even though many educators might bemoan social media as a vacant platform that undermines student engagement in the learning process, instructors can use this popular outlet of contemporary communication and news to help FYW students not only reach a variety of course objectives but also become critical thinkers and engaged, self-reflective citizens.This presentation will highlight the variety of discussions, debates, and voices possible in the composition classroom when contentious issues are seen through a social media lens.

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From Writing Tweets to Writing Theses: Using a Social Media Theme in the Composition Classroom

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Even though many educators might bemoan social media as a vacant platform that undermines student engagement in the learning process, instructors can use this popular outlet of contemporary communication and news to help FYW students not only reach a variety of course objectives but also become critical thinkers and engaged, self-reflective citizens.This presentation will highlight the variety of discussions, debates, and voices possible in the composition classroom when contentious issues are seen through a social media lens.