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I’m Angela Laflen, an associate professor in the English department at California State University, Sacramento. My teaching and research concern writing, rhetoric, and technology. More specifically, I am drawn to questions concerning response practices, online pedagogies, and digital and multimodal literacies.



Teaching Philosophy

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Sample Syllabi

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Recent Evaluations


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Exploring How Response Technologies Shape Instructor Feedback: A Comparison of Canvas Speedgrader, Google Docs, and Turnitin GradeMark

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Strategies for Analyzing and Composing Data Stories

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Learning to "Speak Data:" Data Literacy and Multimodal Composition Pedagogy

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Confronting Visuality in Multi-Ethnic Women’s Writing


Links to some of my students' digital projects.

Student Presentation at CCCCs 2022 Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session

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Student Webtext Published in Jump+

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Student Presentation at Sigdoc '15

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Comparative Usability Test Published by TryMyUI

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Notebook & Pad


Future Projects, Courses, and Presentations

During Spring 2024, I am serving as Teaching Associate Coordinator for the Writing Program and teaching the graduate-level course in composition research methods.

In my research, I am working on a book that argues that data literacy should be incorporated into multimodal composition pedagogy via the practice of data storytelling. This project is based on my own work developing pedagogy to support students' data literacy in a variety of writing courses since 2016.

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