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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
  • Pictures
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