May 23, 2015 § Leave a comment
The Student Learning Commons at Simon Fraser University invited me to propose an independent project related to my work as a writing facilitator. So…I went in search of a way to communicate about academic writing that combined both my interests in teaching and video production. I envisioned three possible applications for the vid 1) an intro to undergraduate writing workshops facilitated by the SLC 2) a tool for instructors or TAs to show or share their students and 3) a stand alone resource on the library’s site for students to access along with the university’s many other excellent research/writing resources. I animated the video using Keynote, Mac’s Presentation Software–a simple program that lets you take the average slideshow to the next level. Feel free to share or adapt (and if you’d like the source file, get in touch)!
October 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
As a PhD student and a teacher, this perfectly articulates the sensitive nature of giving feedback and the challenge of accepting it.
This letter was written by an experienced academic at ANU to her PhD student, who had just presented his research to a review panel and was still licking her wounds.
The student sent it to me and I thought it was a great response I asked the academic in question, and the student who received it, if I could publish it. I wish all of us could have such nuanced and thoughtfu feedback during the PhD. I hope you enjoy it.
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January 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
Why busyness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and a challenge to put it behind us.
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October 16, 2013 § Leave a comment
So far, the best open letter to Miley Cyrus. Bravo. There’s no rebuttal for poor grammar.
Dear Miley. I can’t stop listening to #GetItRight (great song, great message, great body), but maybe you need a quick grammar lesson. One particular line causes concern: “I been laying in this bed all night long.” Miley, technically speaking, you’ve been LYING, not LAYING, an irregular verb form that should only be used when there’s an object, i.e. “I been laying my tired booty on this bed all night long.” Whatever. I’m not the best lyricist, but you know what I mean. #Get It Right The Next Time.
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May 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
She & Him Volume 3 is such a delight that I’m making it my late May playlist (it’s almost June!)
- I’ve Got Your Number, Son
- Never Wanted Your Love
- I Could’ve Been your Girl
- Turn to White
- Somebody Sweet to Talk To
- Something’s Haunting You
- Thrill Me, Kiss Me
- Snow Queen
- Sunday Girl
- Shadow of Love
- Reprise (I Could’ve Been Your Girl)
March 27, 2013 § Leave a comment
I like to think old dogs can learn new tricks.
The more I teach students about writing, the more I learn that old writing habits die hard. Despite what your friends may tell you, Red Bull is not the way to a well-written essay. If you’ve ever been in the 11th hour thinking “there’s got to be a better way,” then this post is for you.