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Zee End of the Semester, the Start of Zinnia Season

My students filed out of the computer lab yesterday, after fourteen weeks of meeting twice a week to discuss all things English 101. One said, “Carey. Thank you,” as he walked out the door. I interpreted his intention to make sure I heard him as a good sign, a positive evaluation. Others said, see ya, […]
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Absences in Writing Class

I attempt to treat my students of English 101 as if they wanted to be writers, as if they were concerned about the quality of their prose. I make that assumption when I plan my syllabus, when I grade their papers, when I open the door to the computer lab and say, “Good afternoon. It’s good […]
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