A Letter to the Writers in my Summer Composition Course
Hello Everyone! One of the biggest problems for students in my online classes is that they fail to READ CAREFULLY. The world bombards us with texts, and we are getting used to always skimming. I’m guilty too! Take the time to read this letter, the syllabus, and watch the tutorial videos on the course website.…
College Writers on the Craft of Writing (podcast link at bottom)
Each semester the past couple of years the First Year Writing Program at St. John’s University holds a conference called “Coming to Writing.” My colleague Tara Roeder was one of the faculty members who came up with the name and it comes from Hélène Cixous, a writer Tara describes as her favorite, fabulous, French feminist. …
What do you tell writers who ask for advice?
At the request of Campus Activities I agreed to participate in what is called “Storm Talks.” It seems the goal of the project is to initiate conversation between students and professors. I talked briefly on video and invited students to tell me about their writing before, during, and after the first year writing course. The…