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    • Rhetoric & efficiency
      Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the inefficiencies of multilingualism
      Kevin Eric DePew, Old Dominion University
    • Dana Heller, ODU English Department Chair &
      Tim Bostic, Assistant Professor, English Education
    • What is efficiency?
      The means of creating
      desirable outcomes with the least expenditure of
      resources
    • Deena Kastor, American Marathon Record Holder
      (This, by the way, is not efficient running form)
    • VS.
      China
      United States
    • Does this mean that efficiency is negative and should be avoided?
    • I am the SpaceMaster!
    • What about
      inefficiencies?
    • Me: Liam, let’s go! We are already five minutes late.
      Liam: Daddy, I got to potty. Read me a book. Please. Please.
    • To learn something is up to the
      own ability, and these are all our individual responsibility. And there is a secret to success.
    • To learn something is up to the
      own ability, and these are all our individual responsibility. And there is a secret to success.
    • Efficiency is
      ideological.
    • The Rhetoric of Efficiency
      The cultural commonplace that efficient outcomes are always desirable.
    • Advertisements
    • Health & Fitness
    • Technology
    • Efficient Rhetoric
      An ideal communication in which the transfer of ideas from one individual’s mind to another’s produces the least expenditure of energy or resources.
    • Our conference chair,
      A. Suresh Canagarajah
    • To learn something is up to the
      own ability, and these are all our individual responsibility. And there is a secret to success.
    • The Ecology of Efficiency
      (Presented in a not so ecological way)
      RofE: Focus mostly on mainstream
      RofE: Initially saves time & money
      Minimal L2 Preparation
      No Faculty Development
      RofE: Efficiently Separates
      Un/Desirable Writers
      ER: Corrects
      Inefficiencies
      Developmental Writing Class
      RofE: Efficiently Determine Instructors’ Success
      Contingent Instructor Evaluation
    • “Quick & Easy” Language Learning =
      Expectations of Efficiency
    • How I learned to stop worrying and love the inefficiencies of multilingualism
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