Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Reflection on Student Conferences and Teaching, by Marilyn Zucker

For the past week, I’ve had students come in for conferences, talking one-on-one with them about their research essays. As they arrive at my office, I hand them the draft I’ve commented on. I ask them to sit in the … Continue reading

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I Could Never Teach Writing, by Susan Scarf Merrell

“I could never teach writing,” a literary novelist of my acquaintance said emphatically over dinner the other night. His reading to our MFA students had run long, and each of the book buyers waiting to meet him had asked additional … Continue reading

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Round One, by Joseph Labriola

Syllabus drafting, lesson planning, in-class activity organizing, homework plotting— you can spend every heavy blink of your groggy mornings and stretching yawn of your delirious late nights scratching your brain to try and perfect the perfect college class. No matter … Continue reading

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