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Scholarly Articles and Essays
Prototypes versus Aristotelian Categories in the Teaching of Writing. PDF. This essay presents some ideas for new approaches to instruction in rhetoric and composition.
The Fallacy of Naturalism and the Demise of Grammar Instruction. PDF. This essay presents some of the recent history of grammar instruction and provides some practical suggestions for teachers of English on approaching instruction in grammar, usage, and mechanics in their classrooms.
Sociotechnical Systems Design. PDF. A brief primer on sociotechnical systems, by Bob Shepherd and Barry Bateman.
EG Six Sigma Overview. PDF. A brief introduction to Six Sigma, written and designed by Bob Shepherd.
Six Sigma Tools, Techniques, and Resources. PDF. Resources for study of Six Sigma and some useful templates for Six Sigma activities, written, designed, and illustrated by Bob Shepherd.
Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing
What Makes the Soft Side So Hard? PDF file. Executive briefing on Sociotechnical Systems Design edited, designed, and illustrated by Bob Shepherd.
Flier for Florida Voices for Animals: Neal Barnard. PDF file.Designed by Bob Shepherd
Flier for Florida Voices for Animals: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. PDF file. Designed by Bob Shepherd
Sapience Organizational Consulting Executive Brief. PDF. Written, edited, and designed by Bob Shepherd.
Logo for The League of Humane Voters, Florida. JPEG. Designed by Bob Shepherd.
Vegfest Flier for Florida Voices for Animals. PDF. Designed by Bob Shepherd.
Website for The League of Humane Voters, Florida. JPEG. Designed by Bob Shepherd.
AIM Opening Page. Splash page for Advanced Instructional Materials website, designed and illustrated by Bob Shepherd.
AIM Home Page. Home page for Advanced Instructional Materials website, designed and illustrated by Bob Shepherd.
Constructing an Adder Using Logic Gates. JPEG. From Robert D. Shepherd, Introduction to Computers and Technology.
Just for Fun
IdeaLog No. 1 | Combinatorial Explosion | We Are the World. PDF. A surprising piece on genealogy for popular audiences.
IdeaLog No. 2 | The Galapagos Effect | Incredible Popular Delusions and the Madness of the Internet. PDF. A piece on group psychology and the Internet for popular audiences.
Fiction for Young Adults
" A View from the Top." PDF
"At the End of This Sentence." JPEG. Photoshop piece created to illustrate Derek Walcott's "Map of the New World." Appears in Grace Abounding: The Core Knowledge Anthology of African-American Literature, Music, and Art. This is a half-size, low-resolution version..