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English Comp Workshop, or How One Attempts Get Students to Quit Saying “Peer Review”

It’s official. We’re three weeks in and that means my students are about to turn in their first essays. We did our first workshop and I wanted to post before I got the papers in because there’s some chance my … Continue reading

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Don’t Teach Grammar Unless You Have To

Erika Lindemann opens the section entitled “What Do teachers Need to Know About Linguistics?” by saying that “To teach English requires . . . a “conscious understanding” of linguistic priniciples” and I could not agree more (60). I have taken … Continue reading

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Good Writing Is Hard Work – Process Pedagogy

“What is the process we should teach? It is the process of discovery through language. It is the process of exploration of what we know and what we feel about what we know through language. It is the process of … Continue reading

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