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PhD Student at University of Illinois at Chicago

Danielle Bauman-Epstein is a Ph.D. student in English Education at the
University of Illinois at Chicago, and she holds an M.A. in English from
Loyola University Chicago.  Danielle has taught composition and literature
classes at UIC focusing on literacy, social justice, feminism, and British

Handout: Peer Review Forms

These handouts were developed to help students provide productive and specific feedback during peer review. They support students in giving constructive criticism based on specific generic expectations, such as the strength of thesis statements, organization, and use of sources. 

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Assignment: Writing a Research Proposal

Submitted by John Casey. A research proposal assignment for a required composition class focused on academic writing and research.
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Handout: Avoiding ‘Thing’ Words

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Activity: I Was Wearing Them the Day–Touchstone Moments and Details for the Fiction Writer

I’ve always been interested in the question of where the fiction writer finds material. I’ve always been particularly interested in how the autobiographical gets...