Syllabus Prep

The past few weeks I have been working on my syllabus. It’s taken hours of work, but I am fairly satisfied with what I have and I hope my students can understand what I have laid out for them.
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I have always been fairly straight forward and no nonsense. I want to be as clear as possible without being stuck behind rigid rules that even I wouldn’t want to abide by. So coming up with something that I can stand by comfortably has been difficult.
In a few weeks, I get to teach my own class. Its liberating and terrifying at the same time. What if this isn’t what I want? What if I hate it? I am going to be teaching these students for 20 weeks. So I guess I better fall in love with teaching.

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Syllabus Prep

The Next Book I am Reading

If you want a job as a full time, tenure track professor, this is the book to read. Once I am done thesising and syllabus writing… this is the book I am going to read — and you should too.

I have a large, ever growing, pile of books sent to me by publishers in the hope that I will review them. Smart publishers know that I have an interest in helping you make best use of your (probably limited) book buying budget. I’m even thought to have quite a lot of influence in the […]

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The Next Book I am Reading

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The text book for my class next year has arrived. I don’t think I have ever been so happy to receive a text book next year. While it was difficult to select a textbook, I hope that my students enjoy it.fyc textbook

Having the textbook in my hands means that I can start working on my syllabus for the fall. Twenty-two weeks I get to spend with these students, so I hope I can help them learn to love writing.

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New Beginnings 

I am a graduate student studying English Literature and English Composition. A few weeks ago I received the news that I was selected to work as a teaching associate. I will be teaching my own freshman composition course in the fall. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. 

This is my place to embrace the fear, explore possibilities, and teach for the first time. 2016-02-13 15.01.10

New Beginnings