Research Proposal: Community-Based XA

This is a research proposal created for WRA 870: Research Methodologies at Michigan State University. At this point, it is a very early-stage project. The presentation viewer below displays all slides but does not contain the slide notes–if you’re interested in seeing the presentation on Google Slides, which has all the slide notes listed, you… Continue Reading Research Proposal: Community-Based XA

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The red group, centered on the nodes "technical communicator" and "purpose" represent the research process and research methods in the field. Nodes in this network include "participant," "study," "data," "survey," and "user," among many others.

Programmatic Shifts in Technical Writing from 1965-2012: A Genre Analysis of Job Postings in the MLA Job Information List

The Modern Language Association (MLA) has published job postings of academic positions in the humanities since at least the 1960s. The Job Information List (JIL) available on the MLA website provides an archive of postings in .pdf format from 1965 until 2012 when MLA began using a database for postings. Jim Ridolfo downloaded all PDFs… Continue Reading Programmatic Shifts in Technical Writing from 1965-2012: A Genre Analysis of Job Postings in the MLA Job Information List

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