Archive for October, 2005


Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

A few assorted observations from the past few days: Now that we’re into the major papers, I’m realizing that I ought to have been tougher on grading earlier, so that I could now be giving them more accurate grades. The problem is that giving students an A on a small paper may not be inaccurate […]


Friday, October 14th, 2005

As the semester has gone on, I’ve been identifying things that I wish I’d done differently, or things that I know I want to change next time I teach 1303. I thought I would try to catalogue them, both so I have them written down in an accessible place for next time, and to organize […]


Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

I’m realizing that one of the most difficult lessons for my students in this course will be to teach them the importance of drafting and revising. When we did the Reader’s Digest aspirin assignment, I noticed that they hadn’t really done any pre-writing or planning, and the grades reflected that. Seeing that to be the […]