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Writing about the “real”

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Based on exchanges I’ve had with a couple of you, I feel like there’s a point that needs to be clarified regarding your second composition. You’ll remember from assignment sheet that this assignment requires you to write an analysis that “focus[es] on a theme or issue in the text that corresponds with an issue (philosophical, social, ethical, political, religious, etc.) … Continue reading →

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Revision and Peer Workshop

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Here are the handouts from class today. Close Reading Workshopping Worksheet Revision handout

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Critical Thinking and Jobs

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Today a friend posted an interesting New York Times article on Facebook. The article summarizes a study about the quality of college education in getting and keeping jobs after graduation. Basically, the article suggests that students who don’t develop strong critical thinking skills in college are less likely to get and keep jobs. It also says that students often believed … Continue reading →

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Literary Devices in Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains”

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Ray Bradbury’s short story “There Will Come Soft Rains” is full of literary devices. That’s why I asked you (my students) to read it for class on the day we were going to talk about literary devices. We listed out several devices that Bradbury uses, and I’m going to write about a few here. [There are a few things I … Continue reading →

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