Leading Lines: Social Networking as Impetus for Scholarly Formation

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Kim Flugmacher Ballerini/NeMLA
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News media are consistently commenting on the power of social networking sites, noting that the overwhelming majority of students spend significantly more time electronically communicating than devoting themselves to academic study. This roundtable seeks to foster discussion on how composition instruction can capitalize on students' proficiencies in social networking as a transition into scholarly discourse in composition courses. Please submit inquiries or 250 word proposals and a brief biographical description to Kim.Ballerini@NCC.Edu.
Proposal Deadline September 30, 2010.

Northeast Modern Language Association 42nd Annual Convention
New Jersey April 7-10 2011