Grades All Entered…

I’ve been ill, and it didn’t occur to me that the office would be closed this afternoon on account of the fact that tonight is New Year’s Eve. So whileI generally managed to total up all my grades by early yesterday evening, I didn’t think to stop by the office until the afternoon. When I […]

A Few Words About What?

I had my students read and respond to an essay of Nora Ephron’s titled “A Few Words about Breasts” at some point early in semester. Well, now the semester is over and I’m finalizing grades, which means checking my gradesheets against the homework just to make sure everything’s right. I stumbled once again upon a […]

Fascinating Paper

This post is primarily about teaching writing in an EFL context, especially in terms of using templates and modeling various writing “moves” or “techniques”, and the use of group crit sessions in essay-writing or other writing courses. If you’re not interested in that, you’re best to skip this post.

Happy Christmas (or Whatever)

I’ve always been a little suspicious about wishing people a happy Christmas and then following up with a list of holidays that they might be celebrating instead. Especially when someone is saying it on the 24th or 25th of December. So I’m just going to say, whether you’re celebrating this particular holiday or not, that […]