Throughout the semester I'll be posting prompts on this blog to which I'd like you to respond. These exercises are to give you some practice in writing to express and enjoy yourself, without having to frantically count your commas or wonder if you're being rhetorical enough.
Blogs are also useful for:
- Getting more input from the class about concepts with which you are struggling
- Ranting and raving about class, assignments, or life in general
- Posting prompts of your own, just to see what happens
- Practicing your writing and rhetoric skills by bringing up and arguing what's important to you
- Advertising performances or campus events you're involved/interested in
- Recommending books or movies you've discovered
- Share what you've been writing, discussing, or thinking with the wider world . . . even people outside class
Only two rules: be on time with your required posts, and be polite.
Because technology is a fickle mistress, please respond to this post with a brief introduction so that I know that you can read and respond without your computer exploding.
Here's mine. I am your teacher, but also still a student myself, so I feel your pain. I have been studying writing and literature since I was three years old, and I love to teach the skills of productive, useful argument . . . not just 'winning.' I served a mission in Busan, South Korea, where the food is very spicy and the number 4 is taboo. I am a geek of the highest order. I'm working towards a master's degree in British Literature, focusing on literary social activism of the mid-Victorian period.
This is me making my 'mean teacher' face, which is the face you will get if you turn your work in late. Also I will eat your soul.