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Why Have Standards for English?

“Why are you being so hard on us? None of us wants to be a professional writer!” –Business writing class student to his professor I’m in the process of reading a series of essays by Richard Weaver, a rhetoric and … Continue reading

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Teaching Follow-Up

This post is long overdue. It is also overlong, so my apologies in advance. It’s taken a little while to get my evaluations and I didn’t receive a lot of actual comments. Three, in fact.

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Teaching, Traveling, Etc.

My apologies for not posting in awhile, all. I am gratified by the amount of traffic this site gets, even when I’ve been away from the computer for awhile. So why have I been so quiet? First, I was out of … Continue reading

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Checking That Box

It seems that all English majors are expected to do certain things with their skills (or lives) to be considered worthy of the title. Paid to write? Check. At least one bad novel written? Check. Teach a class? Ahh, there’s … Continue reading

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