“I got to the end of 12 pages. I’m done writing, right?” Students sometimes need a little help with organizing their papers. Do the words say what Student meant to say? Are all the ideas about SubTopic A near each other, or are they mixed in with SubTopics B & C? If so, was that… Read More Student, did you read what you wrote?
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Study methods and techniques have always been a big struggle. My exams have proved exactly that in the past and it was time to change them. I started taking all the tips I could get and I’ve made a list with the best tips. Prepare your classes It’s terrible to…
Another article published. Is it literature? Sure! Time to update the publishing credits. Time to update the student map, too.
Another semester, another round of the same essays. Dear Professor, while A Rose For Emily will never not be delightfully creepy, it is possible that OTHER short stories by Faulkner might ALSO be delightfully creepy. Dear Professor, “The Hills Like White Elephants” is so old. Never do Hemingway again. Not Any. Ever. Dear Professor, a… Read More Same Song, Second Verse
“As I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen is about a mom who raised her daughter Emily after her husband left her. Mom was flat broke and couldn’t be ‘the good mom’ while also being the bread-winner. Now the social worker at Emily’s school wants to have a talk… while Mom stands there, ironing.… Read More One Paper, So Many Tiny Errors
I work as a tutor in a college with a widely diverse population. There are immigrants from all over the world – Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and more. Come All Ye Faithful We have students who are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, atheist, and many who didn’t mention it –… Read More Tutor and the “War on Christmas”
My student was this confused today… (cat with cap, snapping its head left/right/left/right, trying to figure out where the cap went) There is a correct way to do just about anything. Then there’s the teacher’s way. I always tell my students to do it the teacher’s way, because Teacher is giving the Grade, but this… Read More Tutor vs Teacher