About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Category Archives: WR214: Writing in Business
I just got a call from a friend who works as an academic adviser on campus. He told me that a student complained to him about my extreme delay in getting work back to students in her class. This is … Continue reading
Yesterday I put myself through hell, scheduling 27 20-minute conferences with students (4 didn’t show up), and come 6:30 when I finished, I was exhausted. Today, I have considerably fewer, though I also teach two classes today. However, I’m currently … Continue reading
Today in my business writing classes I had students group up and review a sample rÃ©sumÃ©, brainstorming what the document was doing well and how the author could improve the rÃ©sumÃ©. What I didn’t tell them was that this was … Continue reading
I just submitted my grades for all four sections of my class. Upon reflection, I think I was too soft grade-wise throughout the term, and offered a bit too much extra credit at one point. However, it’s been a wonderful … Continue reading
Grading now completed for two out of four classes. Second PhD application about to go into the mail. Onward!