Fading into waking Images, vivid, turn blurry Eyelids pressed tightly Grasping for sleep Clutching at the dream I’m awake.
This first few months of this year feel more productive than my last two. This is a good thing, since my last two years weren’t extremely productive. This is also a good thing, because I’ve realized (remembered?) how much I can actually accomplish in a short period of time when I am working consistently and…… Continue reading Read, Write, Revise. Repeat.
One of these days, I’m going to write a literacy narrative. It’s the first assignment in the First-Year Writing program at my university. I like it a lot. I’ve written a couple, in the same style as my students, to provide a sample for them. So I’ve written these short literacy narratives–three or four pages…… Continue reading Writing, Vision, and Re(vision)
I haven’t posted in several days, and feel somewhat guilty about that, since my last post was of a deeply personal and probably somewhat disturbing nature for some who read it. I’ve been busy, and as that business has involved trying to catch up on grading, I haven’t been doing my research or writing this week.…… Continue reading The Wonders of Peer Review
Today, I went to a roundtable discussion arranged by my campus Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) chapter. The guest, Levi Bryant, author of the blog Larval Subjects, and professor of philosophy, had an informal discussion with a group of graduate students and Dr. Ron Brooks, our First-Year Composition program director. In this conversation, Dr. Bryant…… Continue reading The Stupidity and Redundancy License
A couple weeks ago, while my students were finishing one paper and just before I started the unit for the next paper, I decided to do a lesson on punctuation. All of my students are fairly competent writers, but several of them have issues with short, choppy sentences, or with peppering their papers with commas,…… Continue reading Rhetorical Punctuation and Emily Dickinson