You may want to turn back now. This is The Dangerous Blog for Grad Students.
It’s true, you know. This is my story. This blog is full of ideas, full of suggestions, theories, pedagogies, with maybe a couple of my personal thoughts thrown in. It can be a helpful site, or it could merely just be confusing.
When I began my ENG 402: Teaching Composition class, I had had very little blog experience, outside of updating an account now and again to let my parents know that I was alive on the other side of the world. But beginning this was something different altogether. This was a space where we would be recording everything that we learned, everything that we read, maybe even everything that we thought. A little more description….
On the opening page, you will find the precis. These are written about all the articles that we read for class. The most helpful suggestion for me, in learning how to write the little buggers, was to put myself in the author’s place and sum up what my argument was in about 200 words. Hopefully that came across alright – I certainly found myself writing more or less formally at times.
The other pages include a textbook review and a journal review, a record of a conference that I attended, a video of an interview with a teacher on the subject of composition and my own personal teaching philosophy.
So, if you’ve stumbled across this page, consider if you want to go any further. And if you are a bold one and what to know anything more, leave me a comment and I’ll respond to the best of my ability.
Thank you and good night.