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A Quest for Structure

I’ve had a busy few weeks. Mostly dealing with personal, end of summer chores has led me to be less consistent with my blog writing than I’d like to be. 307 more words

Agency Work

Idea Generation: A Philosophical Conundrum

I’m watching my students wrestle with their ideas for their academic paper right now. It is always a fascinating process. I once did an informal survey about how often their topics changed before they actually wrote and submitted their assignments.   938 more words

Sunflowers & Prose

Writing is hard work. It requires time, planning, dedication, and effort.

It’s like gardening, in a sense. It’s especially like gardening in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 767 more words


10 Reasons Why Your Students' Writing is Bad -- Part II (6-10)

In Part I of this blog post I discussed the reasons why our students’ writing can be bad that may be under the control of our own teaching methods, attitudes or ways we present our assignments. 1,628 more words

What I Did This Weekend.

I’m searching for something to write about. I’m not ready to do another post on serials. That entails a lot of digging.

Kevin has certainly inspired me, not that I needed it, to consider alternatives to the sort of pain that Atthys has just described. 185 more words

Book Promotion

I Went for a Walk

Cleaning out unneeded documents in my computer files, I came across an essay I wrote for myself about eight years ago. I don’t recall writing it. 1,735 more words

Life Wisdom

How to Improve Your Writing: The Importance of Voice by Barry R Parker

One of the major things that distinguishes you from others is your voice. It’s both the sound of your voice and they way you say things. 1,370 more words

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