Writing Your Grad School Personal Statement: 3 Quick Tips

Tis' the season of love and jingly things... and also when grad school applications are due! If you are applying to a research program and are still finalizing your application, I have three tips here that might be of use: 1. Align your research interests with the faculty members' in the program It is often … Continue reading Writing Your Grad School Personal Statement: 3 Quick Tips

Rhetorical Web Design

Tham, Jason. “The Problem of Ease: Risks and Rewards of Template-Driven Web  Development.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Marriott Waterside, Tampa, FL. March 20, 2015. https://youtu.be/vszkXGuWI3U Abstract Recently, programming and web-writing courses have observed an exploded enrollment of young professionals and students who are eager to learn how to program and develop code literacy. … Continue reading Rhetorical Web Design

PR Talk at #NCA14: Rhetorical PR and Postmodernism

Tham, Jason. "Approaching the Rhetorical Enactment Rationale to Public Relations in a Postmodern World: A Hybrid Model Manifesto." National Communication Association 100th Annual Convention. Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL. November 23, 2014. See presentation deck here. The Rhetorical Enactment of PR Robert Heath, editor of the Handbook of Public Relations (2001) says that, at its … Continue reading PR Talk at #NCA14: Rhetorical PR and Postmodernism

Visual Rhetoric: Negotiating Meanings in a Colorful World

It doesn't take a genius to realize that we're living in a world full of signs and symbols. These signs and symbols serve several functions: they guide our actions, warn us about potential dangers, among many other purposes. As a society we are moving rather quickly into a visual-driven culture. Cultural studies scholars, rhetoricians, and … Continue reading Visual Rhetoric: Negotiating Meanings in a Colorful World

On the Rhetoric of “Fit” and Being Seduced by PhD Programs

In my personal blog, I wrote about how crazy it was for me during the past two months as I received the acceptances from a handful of doctoral programs I applied to and visited two of the universities before heading to Indianapolis in mid-March for the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. After weeks … Continue reading On the Rhetoric of “Fit” and Being Seduced by PhD Programs