Author Archives: profschell

About profschell

I am a professor at the George Washington University, where I teach academic writing and conduct research on American popular culture, most recently on Turkish readers of American romance novels.

Do you want to continue following this blog?

Greetings, and welcome back to GW! The blog is about to become live again, as a new group of students start to post.  I have removed all of you as authors on the blog.  If you receive an email about … Continue reading

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The Martians Are Coming!

When H. G. Wells published War of the Worlds in 1897 (it first appeared serially, much like a Dickens novel), he was grappling with concerns about the future of humankind.  Natural selection suggested that humanity’s place at the top of … Continue reading

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Writing and the dread five-paragraph essay

For years, English professors who taught incoming college students have bemoaned the five-paragraph essay.  You know the one I mean:  an introduction that introduces three main points, followed by three paragraphs reiterating those three main points, and then a final … Continue reading

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A message to former students

Greetings, and welcome back to GW! The blog is about to become live again, as a new group of students start to post.  I have removed all of you as “authors” on the blog.  However, I don’t have any ability … Continue reading

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Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to Darwin’s Legacy.  This will be a forum for discussing public writing about issues related to evolution as it pertains to science, education, and American politics.  Our primary focus will be examining and analyzing the rhetorical techniques that we … Continue reading

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