Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Many Challenges and Rewards of Peer Review

As a writing instructor, one of my biggest challenges is how to help students learn effective revision strategies. One tried-and-true method in the first year college composition classroom is peer review. I have to confess that I have a love/hate … Continue reading

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“Messy-Minded” Writers

    I confess I am a disorganized mess. I’m not being self-deprecating, just honest. My writing process is similarly disorganized. I am a notorious note jotter. I have notes everywhere…tucked in pockets, stuck to the refrigerator, used as bookmarks … Continue reading

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200 Years & “It’s Still Alive” (Take 2)

  Franco Moretti begins the second chapter of Graphs, Maps, Trees by posing the following question: “Do maps add anything to our knowledge of literature?”(35). I would vehemently argue that yes, they do. Specifically, they enable the student/reader to be able … Continue reading

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