On Teaching Writing in a Korean University — Part 4: Finding Your Own Way to Live in Rome

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series On Teaching Writing in a Korean University

[Note: You’ll probably get more out of this if you start at part 1.] So: how to make Rome livable, without doing as the Romans do? Redefine Realistic First off, I’m no longer going to take it upon myself to try and teach my students how to write in contexts where it’s not part of the […]

On Teaching Writing in a Korean University — Part 3: When in Rome… Stop and Ask Yourself: Why Do Romans Do What They Do?

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series On Teaching Writing in a Korean University

[Note: You’ll probably get more out of this if you start at part 1.] So, we’ve established that Korean humanities programs — or at least a number of them — seem not to prioritize writing. We’ve established that this conflicts with the normal Anglophone idea (or at least, a common idea from the Anglophone world) […]

On Teaching Writing in a Korean University — Part 2: A Little Context For You

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series On Teaching Writing in a Korean University

[Note: You’ll probably get more out of this if you start at part 1.] Last time, I noted that the normal approach to undergraduate university humanities education in Korea seems to involve far less writing than in universities I’ve attended in Canada, and what I’ve heard from friends who studied in England, Scotland, America, Australia, […]

On Teaching Writing in a Korean University — Part 1: Sarcasm, and a Recognition

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series On Teaching Writing in a Korean University

I just been working through the final articles submitted to me by my Journalistic Writing class, and I have to admit, I’m mostly pleased and impressed. Even though there are a few pieces that have me baffled — how could someone hand in something that was obviously not proofread, was written at the absolute last […]