When you teach writing in college, your students create things that are unreal. During the semester, you, the teacher, are usually their only reader. You read your students' essays, assign a grade, … [Read more...] about Run a Successful Writing Workshop With Students of Any Level
In case you missed it -- this was one of the most popular posts from last month: How I Teach College-Level Writing: Don't Grade Too Much I love teaching but I do not love grading papers. If, like … [Read more...] about ICYMI: The Trouble With Grading Your Students' Papers
This is part of a very interesting series of posts by writer Matthew Salesses on trying to change the standard MFA workshop. Salesses recounts his attempts to focus the workshop more on the author, on … [Read more...] about Who’s at the Center of Workshop and Who Should Be?
I love teaching but I do not love grading papers. If, like me, you find "grading" or "marking" your students' essays to be not only time-consuming and tiring, but also less pedagogically effective … [Read more...] about How I Teach College-Level Writing: Don't Grade Too Much
If you teach Composition, or a general essay-writing class, perhaps you worry that your students don't always make clear, easy to follow arguments. Perhaps they hand in essays that often -- to put it … [Read more...] about Every Sentence Is a Question
Last week, I attended TnCIS's annual study abroad conference in Memphis. The keynote speaker was Ira Sukrungruang, recent winner of the American Book Award. He gave a fantastic keynote address, … [Read more...] about Ira Sukrungruang and The Melting Season