It's here. And nearly over as well. Finals week. Another horribly hard week of the semester. Though this semester has seemed a little better than other finals weeks I have experienced. Even without a computer to use at home. But I think that's part of what's made it so easy. I wasn't able to procrastinate … Continue reading Finals
So much relief! I finally finished the major project for a class today. It's been something that we've worked on all semester so it's never not been a present thing. Which makes it really weird that I now never have to think about it again, except when I get my grade back. It was something … Continue reading It’s Done!
An absolutely gross assignment that goes along with research papers in a lot of classrooms. Annotated bibliographies are meant to make sure that the student is reading the sources they will be using and check for understanding of that reading. And yes, they work to that end. As I worked on one for a class … Continue reading Annotated Bibliographies
Midterms. Half-way through the semester. That's the place we've reached for this semester. Along with this time comes several tests, projects, and assignments that have to be kept track of and done. There's always a list of things to complete. And no matter how hard I work. No matter how many days I devote to … Continue reading Drowning
In class this week we took a look at Gwendolyn Brooks' poem We Real Cool. We talked about the different components of it and what made it the poem as it is. We brought up the alliteration, the simple syllables, short action verbs, and personal pronouns that characterize the poem. It's a fairly simple poem that … Continue reading Imitation
As I continue to work on a social justice project for one of my classes I continue to come across so many opinions about trigger warnings and safe spaces at the college level. Some articles are in support, others are against, and still others take more of a middle road. There was one specific article … Continue reading Ethics of Trigger Warnings
Revision. The part of the writing process that is arguably the most divisive. Most people stand on one side or the other, either hating to revise or absolutely loving the process. I fall on the side of loving to revise my work. Of course I wasn't always standing on this side of the line. As … Continue reading Revision