Posted in October 2012

Water

I am a true Cancer. I know it sounds super stupid for me–a burgeoning academic–to admit to being intrigued in astrological stuff of any nature, but whatever. Judge me if you must. Regardless, since I became intrigued by astrology after a devastating break up after college (we simply were not compatible–a Cancer + a Gemini … Continue reading

Writing Rountable & Argument Writing

Writing Rountable & Argument Writing

I have been doing an exercise that I dare say I actually created myself (which is surprising because it seems my best ideas are always those pilfered from others). I have used this exercise for a couple of years now with consistent success rates. It’s called a Writing Roundtable. The purpose of this exercise is … Continue reading

The Passive Voice & Zombies

The Passive Voice & Zombies

My students love the passive voice. It is frustrating trying to explain to them that nine times out of ten their idea could be better expressed in a plain and simple present or past tense conjugation of the same verb. Maddening. I am handing back second drafts of their “Who Am I as a Consumer?” … Continue reading

National Day on Writing is THIS WEEK!

National Day on Writing is THIS WEEK!

The National Day on Writing is this week. Strangely, it’s on October 20th (a Saturday–huh?What’s up with that?), but here at my institution, The New Community College, we are celebrating it all. week. long. I have been too busy to write here because I have been so entrenched in figuring out just who is in … Continue reading