Lived Literacies: Popular Music in Higher Education.
Explore some aspect of your own popular music literacy history to identify the ways it can berevised and transferred into your life as a writer and/or reader and/or researcher in higher education.
Here are some of examples of types of literacy you might explore:
•reading music: e.g., understanding things about rhythm, tone, interpretation and performance that can assist you as a writer
•how listening to music everyday and memorizing songs can enhance your academic writing
•how thinking/singing/talking/reading in verse allows for expression of things that don’t getexpressed in prose and other forms of texts
•exploring how verse forms help you make new connections between in-school and out-of-schoolwriting
•analyzing how the moves and emotions of other popular songwriters and/or performers help usunderstand and deal with audience/readers
•explain how knowing more than one genre of popular music helps you deal with the various genresof writing you encounter in undergraduate education in America
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