Monthly Archives: February 2011

Lead #2 – Hemingway’s “The Killers” (and one of H’s poems)

Working notes – Lead 2 – Hemingway’s “The Killers Students will identify various forms of power evidenced in the story; students will examine the effects of rhetorical tools on themselves as readers. Students are assumed to have read the story … Continue reading

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Lead #3 – Hemingway’s “Soldier’s Home”

Working notes – Lead 3 – Hemingway’s “Soldier’s Home” Students will focus on narrative description, tone, point of view, and reliability and examine how these characteristics affect the reader’s reception of the story. Students must read the story and two … Continue reading

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Make Mine Vanilla

Make Mine Vanilla One of the bigger challenges in teaching from authors as well known and admired (or vilified) as Fitzgerald and Hemingway is the problem of choice: How to decide what students “need” to know/learn/appreciate is quite problematical a … Continue reading

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Better Late (for me) Than Never: National Writing Project’s “Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing”

National Writing Project’s “Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing” This recently published treatise (available here as NWP Framework for Success) is a rich resource addressing specifics of how to help college students become successful writers in and outside academia. While … Continue reading

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Applying the Socratic Seminar in the College Literature Classroom

In my new quest to examine “the relationship between students’ abilities to read, comprehend, critically analyze, and write about literature and their persistence and success in education” (which is already feeling far too ambitious), I came across something called by … Continue reading

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How to Succeed in Grad School and Still Work and Have a Life.

???  I really don’t know. During my undergrad years (2002-2007) I was working full-time with occasional overtime, had my teenage son at home with me more than half-time, and took a full class load. And came away with a decent … Continue reading

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Intro to Issues in Education: How Successful Reading Affects Student Persistence

The topic I initially wanted to pursue was how helping students understand their own writing process can help them analyze literary works by others. However, after revisiting several articles by Donald Murray, I’m not sure I can make good connections … Continue reading

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