Category Archives: WR214: Writing in Business

it’s official: i’m really cool

I’m reading through my students’ individual portfolios (with their original documents and revisions in them). Each portfolio starts off with a cover letter explaining to me how they’ve grown or struggled as a writer in class, what they’ve learned, what … Continue reading

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irony of the colon

Last week I was explaining to my classes how to use a colon or semicolon, and the differences between the two. One rule I gave because I see colons misused a lot: never use a colon after a to be … Continue reading

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the obligatory male handshake

I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon with many of male students. Many of them like to shake my hand after the conference, which I’m okay with, but I’m a bit surprised by. I don’t remember ever shaking a teacher’s hand when … Continue reading

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it’s 2:00 am, do you know where your teacher is

I just finished creating a trailfire presentation for my business writing students tomorrow (summary available here) — or, rather, today, as it’s 2:00 am. Why am I up so late? Due to having a lot of grading left to do … Continue reading

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frustrated with student emails

I’m getting overloaded with questions from students via email. This is a bit frustrating, but really I love it. It shows that students are working on and caring about their coursework (at least some). But what is even more frustrating … Continue reading

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