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Social Influence Online: The Six Principles in Action

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Abstract I have always been an early adopter of technology. I wrote my first webpage in 1994. I had my first email address in 1992. I made my first amazon.com order in 1996. I joined eBay in 1997. I started playing Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing games (MMORPGs) in 1999. I met my husba...

Introduction to Music

Author(s): Robert Willey, JAMES P. THOMPSON, STEPHEN PRICE, REBECCA BURKART

Introduction to Music provides readers with a survey of the world of music as a means by which to enjoy it more fully. Rather than bog students down with 500-700 pages of text and 400 composers, this approach sticks to the essentials. Simultaneously, it provides further study resources for students ...

Wolfman Jay and the Writing Center Gang: Humor in Listserv Community Development

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Abstract As individuals become more immersed in online discourse, the rhetorical ways in which face-to-face humor emerges as an important part of the written lexicon remain an important facet of effective communication. Social media, listservs, blogs, email, and collaborative virtual environments...

The Course of Human Events: American Government for the 21st Century

Author(s): Henry Edmondson

The Course of Human Events: American Government for the 21st Century is a traditional and innovative American Government textbook: it both covers the material found in conventional textbooks, and also, given its e-book format, integrates that material with movie trailers, news videos, music videos, ...

Starting Life With a Clean Slate: Transgender Woman Starting a New Job

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Abstract Kylie stared at the computer screen, feeling the panic rise inside her as she read and reread the e-mail. It was April of her senior year, and she had already secured her dream job with a Fortune 500 company. Just weeks after graduation, movers would arrive in her small college town in t...

Developing Cosmopolitan Professional Identities: Engaging Australian and Hong Kong Trainee Teachers in Intercultural Conversations

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Sample School classrooms have become increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse, making it imperative for teachers to develop more cosmopolitan professional identities, demonstrating globalised perspectives and being able to communicate and relate interculturally. Intercultural education ...

Low-Health Literacy and the Clinical Encounter: Promoting Understanding for Patients through Effective Communication

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Abstract Inadequate health literacy is a major public health concern in the United States. Health communication students and practitioners are well positioned to address this problem productively by focusing on the interactions between health care providers and patients who experience low health ...

Fundamental Strategies for Presenting Remedial Instruction, Preliminary Edition

Author(s): Timothy Morse

Fundamental Strategies for Presenting Remedial Instruction analyzes the design and implementation of remedial instruction to students with and without disabilities. It defines remedial instruction provided to certain students beyond their general education classroom instruction to enhance their a...

Violence and Cultivation Theory: A Case Study

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Abstract Since the 1950s, television has been not only the most prominent of all mass media, but also a defining element of modern life. Television’s institutional structure and technology, as well as its programming, have seen immense changes, yet it remains the source of our most widely shared ...