Category Archives: Teaching Composition

bodies, bodies, bodies… and ears and rings and hoops

Via confusion at the Blogora over what type of ears a graduate student is wearing, I read this Chronicle article about professional dress in academe. I too am confused about what type of ears the graduate student in this article … Continue reading

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so much to read (my constant lament)

There’s so much to read out there, but sometimes I’ve found myself not reading enough. Jeff Rice writes that Other advice I give (and it is always unsolicited advice; I can read the faces of students who probably want me … Continue reading

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essays and articles I read yesterday

I realized that I haven’t been keeping enough notes about what I read, which later causes me to think, “Where did I read that again?” I used to be better at this, so I’m going to try to keep some … Continue reading

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my contribution to the carnival

Here’s my carnival contribution on John Trimbur’s article “Changing the question: Should writing be studied?” (Composition Studies 31.1, Spring 2003): The discussion so far is pretty rich (see my previous post for a list of other contributors; Ten Minutes a … Continue reading

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grad school colloquium on wednesday

The English Department is holding a grad school colloquium on Wednesday, and my proposal was accepted about a month ago. I’m struggling in how to narrow down a 30-page rough draft of a chapter into a 15-minute talk (which is … Continue reading

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