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Assistant Professor of Composition at University of Minnesota Crookston

Dani Johannesen earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of South
Dakota in 2012 and is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at the
University of Minnesota Crookston.  She is the co-editor of Iconic Sports
Venues: Persuasion in Public Spaces (Peter Lang, 2017), a collection of
scholarly essays on the rhetorical implications of sports venues. Her
scholarship and creative work has appeared in Brevity, Midwestern Gothic,
South Dakota Review, The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of History,
Literature, and Culture, and elsewhere. Her scholarly interests include
magical rural-ism, environmental literature, eco-criticism, and rhetorical

Raising the Stakes: Group Projects as Competitive Contests

Group projects regularly cause trepidation but structuring them as competitive contests leads students away from generic and predictable outcomes.

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Meaning Negotiation in International Teaching Assistant Preparation Classes

For International Teaching Assistants, meaning negotiation plays a vital role when it comes to interactions with native English speaking undergraduate students in the laboratory or in the classroom. In this article, I share a few tips that can help ITA instructors or coaches guide ITAs through their interactions with their (future) undergraduate students.

Write Club

Two opposing writers. Two opposing ideas. This assignment captures the essence of Ian Belknap's Write Club as it has students face off in argument based presentations.
Quote integration

The Perks of the Quote Integration

The ability to properly quote integrate shows readers that you fully understand the quote and you want them to understand and appreciate it as well.