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Title:Sustainability Solutions Within University of Illinois Dining Halls
Author(s):Karl, Alexander;, Anderson, Kirstie; Prioteasa, Laura
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Abstract:The research done within this article touch upon the issues of poor sustainability at University of Illinois. The main focus of the piece is to focus on what changes can be made to University dining halls in order to reduce the amount of waste created. Interviews, observations, and surveys were conducted in order to further the research. This wide variety of sources helped us to show some issues within the dining halls, and help to highlight some possible solutions to reduce the daily amount of waste.
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report:RHET 105, Spring 2012
Instructor, Cody Caudill
Rhetoric 105/Principles of Composition introduces students to the practices of research-based writing for academic audiences, such as formulating a researchable question, locating sources, constructing an argument, drafting, revising, and editing. This course uses writing, reading, observing, and critical thinking to develop scholarly curiosity. To do this, instructors focus on: deepening research skills, developing students’ abilities to read and respond to difficult texts, and, most importantly, helping students through the writing process in a social, collaborative, revision-focused environment. This particular section of Rhetoric 105 was focused around the theme of “Exploring Student Communities at the University of Illinois.” The assignments and discussions asked students to explore their own experiences as students and consider how various student communities shape our campus culture and identities as students. Over the course of the semester students formulated research questions about a particular campus community and answered them by doing semester-long ethnographic research (observations, interviews, archive analysis, and surveys), including a short video presentation. The kinds of writing studies and conducted were formulated around reflections on these communities.
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-07-25

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