Eugene Ortiz

Biography

Eugene Ortiz is a freelance writer, rhetorician, and technical communicator currently living in Lockport, IL. He began teaching undergraduate writing in 1993, has presented papers on the subject at academic conferences, and was a pioneer in using online communication as a heuristic for undergraduate writing students.

Before he began teaching undergraduate writing, Ortiz was Editor and Publisher of The Writer's Nook News, a nationally circulated, quarterly newsletter for freelance writers.

Trivia: Ortiz has a black belt in Aikido and occasionally does background acting (a.k.a. 'extra' work). While living in Texas, he had a recurring non-speaking role as a Houston police officer on the hit NBC show, "Chase".

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Books

Who Speaks for The Working Poor? Essays from Inside The Big Box
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 71,950. Language: American English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
"Who Speaks for the Working Poor?" is written by a big box employee exploring the title question while illustrating what life is like behind the scenes. These essays reflect a point of view from a segment of society misunderstood, demonized, and invisible; making minimum wage while shareholders and top executives earn scandalous incomes and live lavish lifestyles unheard of just a generation ago.
This is Still Not Your High School English Class: What You Really Need to Know to Succeed in Second Semester English Composition II
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Series: Not High School English. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
In This Is Still Not Your High School English Class, you will discover the roles of formal and practical reasoning in the creation of a strong argumentative essay; learn the pitfalls of logical fallacies; revisit audience appeals (pathos, ethos, and logos); and discuss why plagiarism, although a very serious pitfall and academic offense, is not nearly as hard to avoid as you might think.
This is Not Your High School English Class: What You Really Need to Know to Succeed in First Semester English Composition I
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Series: Not High School English. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
This is Not Your High School English Class seeks 1. to dispel the myth that Comp I is the same as high school English; 2. to help students avoid making the mistake of writing like they did in high school only to be shocked at the grade they receive on that first essay; and 3. to help instructors help their students build a strong foundational understanding of the mission of the academy.

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